It’s Always Been Awful Under the Boot: On the Fatigue of Everyday Horror

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

In May of 1921, a group of vigilantes burned down a wealthy community in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the course of about 16 hours. More than 800 people were admitted to local hospitals and...

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The F Word

The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery  will Not Be Moderated

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015

DISCLAIMER: (a la Wendig) THE IS MY PERSONAL FUCKING BLOG I read once that the real cost of racism was in keeping folks affected by same from doing their work. This works for stuff...

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The Writing Life

We All Drop the Ball

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016

I turned in my copyedits for GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION last night, and a good thing, too, since the book comes out in May. I now have seven days left to finish a big revision on THE...

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Awards Eligibility & Reading Recs

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016

It’s here! It’s time! I know, I know, seems like it was just yesterday we went over this, eh? But ’tis the new season, and so: the new post. BEST NOVEL The second...

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Recent Posts

On Kindness and Conventions

On Kindness and Conventions

Jan 25, 2016

I want to talk a little about kindness. We like to think that geeks are kind, that geeks understand what it is to be outsiders, and so we open up our circles and are super inviting to everyone. But what happens more often is that once we find our groups, we jealously defend them to keep outsiders away. Once we’ve created an “us” we work even harder to...

Yes, We’re All Going to Die

Yes, We’re All Going to Die

Jan 11, 2016

People often ask me why I work so hard at the writing game. I’ve answered that question in long form dozens of times over the years, but the short form is simply, “This is all I ever wanted to do, and I know the time in which I have to do it is limited.” We share a lot of similarities and life experiences, we humans. One of those is that eventually, all...

Don’t Tell Me I’m Talented

Don’t Tell Me I’m Talented

Jan 6, 2016

I remember when I used to be really annoyed with John Scalzi’s arrogant swagger about being a good writer. No, scratch that. It wasn’t annoyed so much as jealous of the fact that he had confidence in his writing abilities. This was way back in 2005/6 when I was still working a shitty admin job and had never compared myself to other working...

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