I’m not very bendy, but apparently I’m Versatile

Zephyr at Presents of Mind paid me the wonderful compliment today of nominating this site for a Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks, Zephyr! You are, without a doubt, the bee’s knees. Sure, I know the “award” is sometimes considered a kind of meme or chain letter (or worse, just a way to pad the stats with … More I’m not very bendy, but apparently I’m Versatile

The future is now

Ladies and gentlemen: behold the new website. There are still a few bits and bobs I plan to add in the coming weeks, like a couple more photo galleries, but say hello to the new and (I hope) improved website. Check out the new interactive photo menu on the main page, the new photos page, … More The future is now

It’s the end of the blog as we know it: the Great Website Revamp of 2012

I swear this isn’t going to be an annual thing, at least not that I’m planning for. But since the anniversary of this site is here, I’m going ahead and redesigning the site again. I’ve added so much content over the last year — loads of links, the NaNoWriMo page, photos galore — that I … More It’s the end of the blog as we know it: the Great Website Revamp of 2012

On self-publishing (no, it’s not as rosy as you think it is)

I’m going to keep this simple, gang: Go read Catherynne M. Valente‘s blog post “The End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine).” Go read it Right. Now. Because it is the best evaluation of self-publishing and e-publishing and traditional publishing and the future of books and everything else we all … More On self-publishing (no, it’s not as rosy as you think it is)

Can Creative Writing Be Taught? (via Life and Art)

I tend to avoid re-posting articles like this one because this topic has sort of been done to death. Or so I thought. But actually, there’s a really interesting conversation developing on this post, and I recommend you check it out. Catching up on some reading yesterday, I came across an interesting item published in … More Can Creative Writing Be Taught? (via Life and Art)

Rima the Arab Girl

Maybe you like personal narratives and insightful, meaningful memoirs. Or maybe you like political editorials. Or maybe you’re just a concerned citizen of the world who wants to stay informed but is sick of the same old news cycle, the same cold, indifferent data used to sell advertising. Maybe you just love really, really good … More Rima the Arab Girl