Who is RA Stone
RA Stone is a pseudonym. I’m a survivor of domestic violence, and I write under assumed names for my own safety. I’m an artist who works in multiple disciplines, and I believe that art is always deeply rooted in the culture and experiences of its creator.
So, I don’t limit my blog to any niche. I write about the things that fuel my artistic passions, and I encourage other artists to bravely push their boundaries and develop skills to be who and what they desire.
Artist and Designer
I create abstract art and then use it to design unique graphics and merchandise for others to use. Here’s a sample of the types of work I do.
- Premade web and social media packages for entrepreneurs and business owners who want a cohesive, branded look but aren’t ready to work 1:1 with a designer.
- Scrapbook kits and digital clipart for crafters who want simple, beautiful, and socially conscious assets at their fingertips.
- Premade book covers for authors with modest budgets who want their covers to stand out in a market saturated with generic stock composites
I write fantasy, science fiction, and horror featuring characters who defy cultural stereotypes.
This site features articles for both readers and writers of genre fiction.
If you’re a reader hungry for stories that challenge cultural norms without all the heavy handed preaching, who craves learning and sees spirituality in everything from pizza to waterfights, check out my books.
In my fictional worlds, gender is fluid, sexuality exists on a spectrum, and “disability” does not define an individual. My stories are not “issue” oriented, but rather are built around societies I created to reflect my hopes for the a future of real equality and inclusiveness. Check out The Short and Sweet Author Bio for more.
If you’re a new writer looking for guidance or a writing vet looking to sharpen your skills, check out my Let’s Write A Novel series.
I wrote my first novel at twelve. It sucked.
I kept writing until I had five more and finally published one.
I started Let’s Write A Novel to share what I’ve learned (and am still learning) along the way.
My writing tips and case studies are honest, practical, and won’t try to force you to write in a that doesn’t work for you.
My two primary characteristics are the desire to help people and the inability to keep my mouth shut. I’m an antiviolence advocate who talks a lot about rape culture and the ways in which women with disabilities are shut out of feminist discourse.
This blog is often an outlet for my opinions and rants (which are the early stages of essays that I may publish in other venues.)