Saying Inclusion is political but exclusion isn’t leads to story worlds where most of us don’t exist. And if we don’t exist in fiction, our existence in the real world remains precarious.
Reblog: “I Am Not Your Plot Device” – Steven Spohn at Terrible Minds
Even as our bodies are strewn across the straight world’s entertainment landscape, we’re expected to be grateful to have even been included. Applause for the bravery of the mainstream writer for their diversity and daring.
REBLOG Steven Spohn’s essay at Terrible Minds: I Am Not Your Plot Device.
My Book is 114 Times Better because of Professional Proofreaders
After the writing comes the editing. After the editing comes the proofreading. Jedi proofreading.
Why I Love the Editing Phase
Karin Kallmaker’s Writer Brain and Editor Brain duke it out for supremacy, then a real editor shows up.
Why Change? 3 Things I Learned from Melissa Brayden Plus a Sneak Peek
I learned more than three things from Melissa Brayden at #gcls2015 – now to put them to work! Plus, here’s the current opening of Captain of Industry I read at the Con.
TheMarySue Casually Smears Romance (REBLOG Heidi Cullinan)
Heidi Cullinan nails The Mary Sue for a lazy, unresearched, hetero-only smear piece on romance writing.
This is What Computer Geeks Look Like
If you don’t know the name Grace Hopper, spend 16 minutes with the QUEEN OF CODE from the Signals channel at 538. Populate your scenes of computer science with Grace Hoppers. And Hedy Lamarrs. And the women they have inspired like Brittany Wenger.
How “Strong Female Characters” Still End Up Weak And Powerless
Comments on and links toTerrible Minds blog on real agency for female characters, and Ada Hoffman’s excellent Twitter series about agency in plot, not character.