A Guide for Skinny Writers Who Want to Write Fat Characters

[Social media resources updated 9/20/18 – Article resource update in progress] Are you a skinny writer? Do you want to write an awesome fat character but aren’t entirely sure of the best ways to describe them, of the pitfalls to avoid? Well, I can’t tell you the absolute no-error, no-pissing-any-fat-person-off way to doing this, becauseContinue reading “A Guide for Skinny Writers Who Want to Write Fat Characters”

Cool Thing Roundup: TEDx, Publications, and Midwest Writers

I kind of thought that after I graduated, the writing and reading slumps I’d been in would magically dissolve. I’d have loads of free time since I was taking a break before the big job search. I wouldn’t have classes or homework to exhaust my energy before I could get around to writing or pleasureContinue reading “Cool Thing Roundup: TEDx, Publications, and Midwest Writers”

Am I Enough? Thoughts and Venting and Feelings on Bisexuality and Gatekeeping

I’m going to be honest. I’m a little freaked out about this blog post. I’m scared of sounding whiny, of sounding self-indulgent, of sounding a million other things because I have spent years telling myself that this is No Big Deal and Other People Have It Worse So Just Shut Up. But I need toContinue reading “Am I Enough? Thoughts and Venting and Feelings on Bisexuality and Gatekeeping”

On Being Kind, Being Afraid, and Being a Young Writer

I’ve been wanting to write something about this whole situation with Andrew Smith and #KeepYAKind. I’ve wanted to say something. I haven’t in part because so many other brilliant people, who are more experienced in YA, who are smarter, who are braver, have already said so much. I pretty much obsessively followed what Ellen Oh,Continue reading “On Being Kind, Being Afraid, and Being a Young Writer”

Publication: “I Dated A Real-Life Christian Grey Online When I Was Just 15 Years Old” on The Gloss

Hello, friends! I’ve had another essay go up, this time at The Gloss, which is one of my favorite places on the internet. Seriously I’ve been reading it for years and to actually have a piece up there is kind of wonderful. I do want to put a trigger warning on this essay – itContinue reading “Publication: “I Dated A Real-Life Christian Grey Online When I Was Just 15 Years Old” on The Gloss”