Voices of the Dead: Terry Pratchett

To me, it’s always a little strange to hear or see recordings of someone who I’ve loved, admired, or been a fan of after they’ve died. In some ways I’m grateful. Preserving the way they talk, and move, and interact … Continue reading

The Carrot is Mightier Than the Sword

((Also posted on my Wattpad.)) The 1st Battalion, Heavy Hop Brigade, known as the Carrot-tops in most circles and Dragontamers in certain circles, stirred restlessly in their ranks. Colonel Brun Auribus rested impassively on his lance, the twitching of his … Continue reading

A New Year, A New…well not really much Hope.

Look, it’s not that I’m a pessimist. I am, in fact, an inveterate optimist. But I’m also a historian (somewhat). I really hope I’m wrong about what the next several years hold, based on the complete garbage fire that has … Continue reading

New Collaborative Project!

At last, I can announce that I’m part of a collaborative writing project creating a fun, campy, ‘spooooky’ story, complete with audience participation! That’s right, it’s ! Ok, so basically, six of us are each creating and writing a character … Continue reading

Junior Assistant Editoring and Other Random Stuff

So, my official title at Vitality Magazine is Junior Assistant Editor, which basically means I read slush and help with social media/marketing right now. (Incidentally, in order for me to keep doing that stuff, our Kickstarter for Issue 2 has … Continue reading

I Think My Squee Broke

So. I’m going to be working with the team of Vitality Magazine, a new queer lit mag with some really exciting potential. I’m an intern, which means I get to do social media stuff and slush reading stuff, and I … Continue reading

#WomenInFiction

(*Update* An article on Bookriot by the hashtag originator.) Last night, a woman named Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers on Twitter) created a hashtag and invited people to share their favorite #WomenInFiction with her, and why the characters were important to them. … Continue reading

Five Years Ago…

Five years ago this month I did Nanowrimo for the first time. I won to, writing 50k words in 30 days, on top of working on my thesis and going to school. Not that it was any good, or even … Continue reading

Stuff and Things and Bits

So, there’s two things obsessing my social-media feeds right now. Midterm Elections and Nanowrimo. The post-game election recaps are everywhere today, and likely will be for a few days yet. My general take is a resounding┬áMEH.┬áSure, it would’ve been nice … Continue reading

Happy National Novel Writing Month!

I’ve been struggling lately in a lot of ways. I’ve been struggling to finish things, struggling to even want to start things, struggling to write, struggling to take care of myself. But! It’s National Novel Writing Month, and I keep … Continue reading