Anti-NaNoWriMo, a Wrap-up Assessment

Anti-NaNoWriMo, a Wrap-up Assessment

This year, I did an anti-NaNoWriMo. Basically, I would resist the siren call of NaNoWriMo, evade the writing community pressure to participate, and concentrate on everything but writing. Now that November is officially over-and-out, I thought I would recap how […]

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My Anti-NaNoWriMo

My Anti-NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again. Starting yesterday, thousands started pounding keys toward their 50K word goal for NaNoWriMo. This year, I am doing things a little differently. I’m doing an Anti-NaNoWriMo. (I thought about calling it a NonNaNoWriMo, or […]

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Characters and Likability: I Don’t Have to Like You, But…

Characters and Likability: I Don’t Have to Like You, But…

A number of interconnected items have popped up on my radar the past little while. This one here, an article by Kameron Hurley called “In Defense of Unlikeable Women,” has hit the nail on the head for me. I won’t get into […]

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Intersectionalism

Intersectionalism

This week has been a thoughtful one for me. While I have been bogged down with quite a few stressors and uplifted by the adoption of two kittens (:o!), I have been reading quite a few pieces on the Internet […]

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Changing Publishing Landscape

Changing Publishing Landscape

One of the aspects of writing I think a lot on in publishing. After all, I now work on the book selling end of the industry. While before I was fixated on what it meant to be a writer, how […]

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Notes on Talking and Writing Diversity from a Newbie

Notes on Talking and Writing Diversity from a Newbie

I know privilege conversations can be difficult, and I know that to say I’m not trying to be political by bringing up privilege would be a lie. However, I am able to look at my privilege and that of others […]

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