A series of posts I started in 2019 returns. Read the first post here. Today the new trailer for the ninth Fast and the Furious movie dropped. Apparent…
On having a brand and being a person
It’s the last day of a year of unrelenting nightmares. I don’t need to re-catalogue them here. We’ve all had our own versions of surviving this year an…
This post was originally published on Sarah Gailey’s newsletter Here’s the Thing for a series they ran on personal canons. You can read the whole serie…
I make a lot of tables. It turns out that a lot of what a person needs is a flat surface to put stuff on. So… tables. Tables for building other things.…
When I started therapy I told my psychologist that I didn’t experience anxiety. I thought of it as a thing other people indulged in. She is a professio…
Writing is hard. There’s no way around that. It’s hard to tell a story, in words, on the page. It’s hard to communicate character, emotion, plot and el…
The idea of the canon is outdated, colonialist, racist, sexist, and anti-queer. It’s easy to say that this is only true because old stuff is colonialis…
This last weekend I had the great privilege and pleasure to see two projects I represented (and one I edited over a decade ago) win Hugo Awards. I had …
Recently I watched a livestream of Toshi Reagon’s adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower into a staged opera. It was an early, in-developm…
The last example I want to dig into is V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. I wanted something very recent and a genre example but even without those…
I see a lot of people on my timeline making fun of Lee Child. They mock his prose, his characterizations, his approach. And, yeah, sure, there are thin…