• The 4 Biggest Things Improv Taught Me About Writing

    by  • August 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    (But first order of business these days: EFF NAZIS. Or better yet, NAZIS CAN GO EFF THEMSELVES. I’m not wasting perfectly good swear-words on proud white supremacist garbage scum.) The older I get, the more convinced I am that one of the most valuable high-school experiences for my professional life was competing at the...

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    Wonder Woman Impressions: *THAT* Scene

    by  • June 19, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I didn’t expect Wonder Woman to make me cry. I have mixed feelings about the movie in general, because (tl;dr for the rest of this entry) I recognize that though specific parts gave me something really important, there are other marginalized folks it doesn’t do right by. I don’t think I can enjoy Wonder...

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    Toxic Writing Thoughts Radio Greatest Hits!

    by  • May 22, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Welcome to TWT 247, where we play the best hits of Toxic Writing Thoughts 24/7! The exact way you shouldn’t! Coming up next, we have a few perennial favourites, so throw away your keyboard, embrace self-doubt or overweening arrogance or both (your choice), and, above all, don’t write for the next thirty minutes, AD FREE.

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    On Gender and Wedding Planning

    by  • May 8, 2017 • 2 Comments

    So, Fiancé and I are planning our wedding. It’s no surprise that there’s a huge industry dedicated to selling weddings and a sub-industry to help couples navigate all the overwhelming details of said weddings. We knew when we talked about getting married that planning the kind of wedding we wanted (a celebration with and...

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    How My E-Reader Won Me Over

    by  • March 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I was an e-reader skeptic. Hard-copy books were good enough for me growing up, and, when they weren’t, well, dangit, I could read EPUBs on my phone and PDFs on my laptop. Why would I want another gadget taking up space in my life and outlets on my precious power strip? Luckily, a couple...

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    My 7 Must-Have Apps for Daily Writing

    by  • March 13, 2017 • 2 Comments

    When I was a teen, the writing books I picked up admonished me to write longhand and edit from printouts. They pooh-poohed using a computer as not quite the same thing. And for a while, that style of writing worked for me: I wrote first drafts by hand, ran through my first revision as...

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