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This Is What My Book Is About

Of my various skills (loud tongue clicks, beating my brother at Dominion, exercising while drinking carbonated water), none shines more brightly than my ability to dodge the question, “What’s your book about?” I talk about my book a lot in the...

Is “Woman” Sexist?

As a certified Internet User™, I’ve seen a lot of re-spellings of the word “women” recently. Wimmin, womyn, and womxn 1Womxn, in particular, aims not just to deemphasize the suffix -man but to specifically include transgender people and people of color, which wimmin...

Writing Character Motivation

For more on writing motivated characters, check out this post on the difference between internal and external motivations.   All my favorite stories are character-driven. Oh, sure, you can write an action-packed tale of car chases and dragon slaying and all the...