Why Not: An Argument

Why Not: An Argument

Last week, I shared an image I saw on Facebook. In it, a Tumblr user paraphrases interactions they’ve had regarding characters of the non-white, non-cisgendered, non-heterosexual variety: “Why is this character xyz?” The author’s answer: “Why not?” So I posted […]

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Relationships and Character Definition

Relationships and Character Definition

I have relationships on the brain today. Whether we’re talking about real or fabricated people and their relationships, the important part to think about concerns why those people are in a relationship. What’s the connection? The drive? The emotion? The […]

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Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

“Diversity” is one of those leading terms in the writing world right now. Issues related to the call for diversity are complex and many-layered and come into play on every level of the publishing industry. Today, I’m only focusing on […]

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Tough to Tackle Reads: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Tough to Tackle Reads: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

I want to start this post with an apology. I try to do my Tough to Tackle Reads segment quarterly and I fell extremely behind with this one. Basically, it came down to bad time management. That said, I’ll get […]

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Digital Writing Vision Boards as Motivation

Digital Writing Vision Boards as Motivation

I have a little problem with focus. Part of it is because I have too many projects on the go. I have a full-time–overtime!–job with events and stacks of ARCs to read. I have a new baby. I have a […]

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Catching Those Stereotypes

Catching Those Stereotypes

After months of exchanging short Facebook messages and reorganizing calendars, Kate and I got a chance to meet up on Sunday. As usual, our conversation eventually made its way around to writing. We’re both trying to hit the same deadline […]

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