Writing, Editing, Inclusivity: We’re All in This Together

Writing, Editing, Inclusivity: We’re All in This Together

Aug 20, 2014

I’m supposed to be hip-deep in writing content for other spaces right now, but I wanted to say a little bit about the role of editors in this whole push we’re seeing for more diverse books, especially after that wild Hugo weekend. I will likely have a little more to say about that later, too. But for now, here are my thoughts on the role of editors...

Burn it All Down: Wiscon’s Failure of Feminism

Burn it All Down: Wiscon’s Failure of Feminism

Jul 21, 2014

There are two ways to change an organization: the first is from the inside out – joining existing structures, working one’s way up through them, turning like minds to your cause, and revolutionizing the institution from the inside out. The other way to do it is to burn the fucker down to the ground.  The first way is much harder, as there’s a very real...

On Public Speaking While Fat

On Public Speaking While Fat

Jul 15, 2014

I admit that looking at pictures of myself the last couple of years always involves a bit of dissonance. Since God’s War came out and I switched to a job that no longer requires me to bike into work every day, I have – as has happened to many writers – put on about 70 pounds. This is easy to forget when you work at home a lot and don’t go out much. There...

CONvergence Schedule

CONvergence Schedule

Jun 20, 2014

Surfacing from the ragged bowels of the EMPIRE ASCENDANT manuscript to note that two weeks from today, I’ll be in Bloomington, MN for CONvergence. I’ll be rolling in midday or so on Thursday, and out of there Sunday morning. Do catch me at a signing or after a panel. I’ll also be bringing a few copies of God’s War,Infidel, and Rapture -...

You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Sell Things: A Primer on Ad Writing & Sexism

You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Sell Things: A Primer on Ad Writing & Sexism

Jun 6, 2014

I generally prefer to stick to positive imagery and commentary here, and I may eventually delete this post, but I keep seeing these lists of “vintage” sexist ads from the 50′s,60′s, and 70′s shared online so that folks may gloat about how “enlightened” we are in “this day and age.” I work in marketing and...

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

Mar 28, 2014

I’ll be in stealth mode throughout April this year. I’ve got edits due on THE MIRROR EMPIRE and a writing retreat later in the month exclusively dedicated to burning through pages on book 2, and the last thing I need to be doing when completing loads of work is chatting with other humans, even and especially on the internet. The good news is I do...

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On Empathy and the Power of Privilege

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On Empathy and the Power of Privilege

Mar 5, 2014

I had the questionable delight of hanging out with a 3 year old for the last week, and at some point, when I hauled off his pants so he could go “Pee-pee in the potty” he proceeded to sit on said toilet for a solid five minutes having an argument with me because I’d said “Hey!” when he tried to hit his mother. “You YELLED at me!” he yelled. “We...

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