Happy August! Summer is almost over, but there is still some vacation time left. Whether you’re looking for a page-turner to bring along with you as you travel, or you’re just looking for something to read before you go to bed, let me recommend this month’s Diverse Book of the Month, Tremontaine: The Complete Season… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: Tremontaine: The Complete Season One by Ellen Kushner & Co.
You might know Zach Anner as “that hilarious and oddly inspiring guy who does the Workout Wednesday videos on YouTube.” Well, surprise! Now he’s written a hilarious and oddly inspiring memoir, about his rise to Internet stardom, his childhood, his relationships, and his life with cerebral palsy — “the sexiest of palsies,” as he likes to call it. The result is a laugh-out-loud funny, and oftentimes poignant reflection on life, love, and happiness.
Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of the popular punk band Against Me!, came out as a transgender woman back in May of 2012 in an issue of Rolling Stone. In 2016, she published this memoir, Tranny, to tell her story — and the story of Against Me! — in more detail, starting all the way back when she was a five-year-old trying on her mother’s pantyhose and wishing she’d been born a woman. The memoir is the story of her journey towards transition, and the way her gender dysphoria affected — for better or worse — her life, her work, and her relationships with her family, friends, and band.
Hey, readers and writers! So I know I’ve been pretty inactive the last month and a half or so. Sorry about that. As it turns out, I didn’t finish Camp NaNoWriMo back in April because I realized something pretty huge with the novel I was editing: it was headed in a pretty cruddy direction and got… Continue reading A Quick Update
Holy crud, May already? Welcome to this month’s Diverse Book of the Month review, this time featuring the first book in The Crescent Moon Kingdoms series, Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed, originally published in 2012. I read the 2013 edition with the above image (the bloody throne), but here’s an alternate cover (the… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
There are four weeks (and then some) in April, so I like to think of Week 1 as the “Freshman Fire” and Week 2 as the “Sophomore Slump.”
One of the hardest things to do is give up on a writing project. Especially if that project is something you have poured your time and soul into. Generally I don’t encourage writers to abandon their projects. You should “finish your shit,” as Chuck Wendig says. You learn a lot by completing an entire project. (If… Continue reading How You Know It’s Time To Ditch A Story Idea