I’m Colin R. Leslie, a fan and writer of science fiction. My professional career is as a journalist in Toronto. I finished and pitched a SF/fantasy YA adventure story with a gay hero in 2019 (lots of rejections from agents). I’m now playing around with friends with trying to turn the story into a television series. It has been awesome seeing what parts of journalism writing apply to fiction writing—the observation skills, curiosity and prose abilities—and which don’t—the “making stuff up” part!