Category Archives: rude rambles

how to talk so (future) kids will listen

Recently I reviewed How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk over at the library’s blog. I could say a lot more on about how much I liked this book (and I will). But first … Continue reading

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cultural shifts and speculative fiction

So I’m aware that I released a book and basically disappeared for four months. Does it help if I had a good reason? A cute reason, actually. Cuteness aside, I’ve had a lot of topics swirling about in my mind … Continue reading

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process improvement

If there is one thing I learned from writing Demonspine, it’s that I don’t actually have a process yet. It’d be easy to fall into the trap of thinking I did. I mean, I’ve been writing for six years, almost seven … Continue reading

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advice to my younger writer self

I don’t know where this question popped or even why, but it did, and it’s been bouncing around my head all day: what advice would I give to my younger writer self? For a long time I thought it’d be: … Continue reading

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survival strategies: boardwalk empire edition

The women of Boardwalk Empire employ different survival strategies to keep themselves safe. It’s easy to dismiss Lucy and Gillian because they use their sexuality and are upfront about that. It’s easy to loathe Gillian because of how she handles men. … Continue reading

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competition between women: boardwalk empire edition

I might perpetually be a bit late to the party, but this week we’ve been watching Boardwalk Empire. I have thoughts, of course. Season 1, Episode 4: Anastasia. There’s an unspoken competition going on between two female characters. Spoilers will abound, … Continue reading

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germ farts

Food is so weird. I mean, it’s not. We eat other living things that our bodies process as energy, blah blah blah. All organisms ‘eat’ in one form or another. But the process of food… how did we get here … Continue reading

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