#WhyNaNo?

For anyone who missed it, there was a pretty incredible National Novel Writing Month chat on twitter today: #WhyNaNo. It's part of #NaNoPrep -- a chance for veteran Nanoers to talk about what keeps us coming back and to convince the potential newbies to join in the madness. The conversation was lively and inspiring, and … Continue reading #WhyNaNo?

Two (Wonderfully Feminist) TV Recommendations

This past week, I've been taking a brief break from writing as a sort of brain-cleanse, now that the manuscript is off with Connor and my betas. As such, I've been letting television occupy my attention, and I wanted to pass some recommendations on to y'all: First up is one I actually watched a couple … Continue reading Two (Wonderfully Feminist) TV Recommendations

Word Cloud for the Current Draft

Reflections on Revisions

So remember those revisions that I started way back in June? Last week, I finally finished them. This draft took longer than some earlier revisions had, because it involved a lot more restructuring -- that "Come to Proserpina" moment did its job and forced me to really rethink a lot of the shape of the … Continue reading Reflections on Revisions

Oh my goodness, I’ve found the holy grail of describing things

Majnouna's Tutorials. People. Hands. Feet. Posture. Faces. Horses. Cats. Birds. Dragons. It's meant to be a drawing guide, but the way Majnouna breaks down all the anatomical components of what make a living creature -- it's wonderful.

What Happened To Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault

I have a lot of thoughts and feelings on this topic, and this post hits them all with eloquence.

The Belle Jar

TW for talk of sexual assault, victim blaming, misogyny

You’ve probably heard about the nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence that were leaked online yesterday. The leak also included nude pictures of Kirsten Dunst, Ariana Grande, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and several other women, but, naturally, it’s Lawrence who’s drawing most of the heat because she’s super-famous right now. She’s also known for being charmingly awkward and honestly if I had to place any bets I would guess that most people were hoping that she would respond to this with some kind of hilariously crass Real Talk about sex and her body and being naked. I keep seeing comments by people who want her to provide the punchline to this joke; what they don’t seem to understand is that this is not a joke, this is a form of sexual assault.

Jennifer Lawrence and the other women involved in this leak were photographed…

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