Ink Links Roundup

Ink Links Roundup

Histories written by the peoples to whom that history belongs are my favorite. They have lived context and I strongly believe they should have the voice and the platform to tell their stories. That’s why I adore this History of […]

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Convention Time: ReaderCon Musings

Convention Time: ReaderCon Musings

What makes a good writers’ convention? I’ve thought about this a lot lately. Last weekend I attended my fourth ReaderCon in five years. Thanks to demands of the day job, I couldn’t leave until Friday night. But everything starts Thursday […]

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Ink Links Roundup

Ink Links Roundup

Until I saw this article and the collected archive, I didn’t realize how invisible writers of color are when it comes to discussions of craft. Representation matters. Period. And I learn much more when knowledge comes from people whose lived […]

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Failing Upward; or, Don’t Give Up

Failing Upward; or, Don’t Give Up

Anytime you take a chance, you run the risk of failing. Otherwise, where are the stakes? The adventure? I had to cancel my workshop over the weekend because life happened to everyone who’d given me definites. Funny how that happens. […]

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Ink Links Roundup

Ink Links Roundup

The first essay I ever felt proud of, I wrote my second year of high school. We were reading Beowulf and had to write an essay on what is a monster. That question and its near relation – what is […]

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When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

You try to make the most of every spare minute – make it the most productive. But sometimes the greatest boost to productivity you can give is just to do nothing productive at all. Seriously. The ability to be productive […]

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