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Weal and Woe: Being Transgender on the Internet

Last year, a call went out for trans writers to submit essays to an anthology about trans people on the Internet. I submitted a couple ideas, had one approved, and wrote it. Unfortunately, the project was cancelled before I received any editorial feedback. I have considered submitting it elsewhere, but I think it’s just better […]

New Skeptoid Episode: Cattle Mutilations

Just a quick update this time, to let you all know that a new episode of Skeptoid dropped this week with my name on it. It’s about Cattle Mutilations, and it’s the fourth of my eight guest turns for the show. I’m pleased with the new episode. I think I’ve finally found a good balance […]

Go Read This M:tG Story

I do not read Magic: the Gathering fiction normally. I don’t know who the Mardu are, I’ve never learned of the naming rituals of orcs, and I have no idea why the  brood of the Kolaghan is on the attack. But I do know good fiction when I read it, and the M:tG short story “The Truth of Names” […]

Tara’s back!

Trying to get back in the writing habit this month, and it’s been a struggle. Inspiration is a fickle things influenced by too many random variables, and the random variables have not been coming up in my favor since Christmas. As it turns out, writing is somewhere higher up on Maslow’s hierarchy than is the […]

A Statement About My Voice

I had a new episode of Skeptoid release recently, and it’s happened again: I’m getting shitty comments about my voice. I have been misgendered.  I have been told I don’t sound “natural.” I have been compared to one of the Venture Brothers. In short, let’s just say that this week has not been a good […]

The Trials of Tara Titan

Last week was a bit of a derailing for my writing. I’m back on track though this week, and I have begun writing something I’ve wanted to get serious about for a long time. I have tried for years to get a story out of my head. Honestly, there are many stories in there clamoring […]

Writing Music: Zella Day

In keeping with the theme of “not doing my usual thing” this week, I’m not covering one album in this post. Instead, I’m going to introduce you to an artist I just discovered recently: Zella Day. I first heard Day’s music when Spotify dropped her song “Sweet Ophilia” into a random mix I was listening […]

Weep for the Future (Story)

I’m playing with story samples again this week, both to test things out on a technical level and to drum up at least a little interest in my fiction on the reader level. Plus, I have a job interview today that I’m a little stressed about and I’m not in the most focused frame of […]

Anything’s Better Than All Alone (Story)

Something a little different today. I’m trying to motivate myself to finish a collection of short fiction, most likely to be sold via Amazon, and I have been doing a lot of story polishing lately. I have also been trying to play around with PDF formats and ePub and such, and I wanted to see […]

Writing Music: A Very She and Him Christmas

Happy holidays all! I hope you had a good Thursday, whether or not you celebrate. Amazon.com Widgets For this Friday’s Writing Music, I couldn’t resist choosing a Christmas album. This time of year, I listen to Christmas music almost constantly. It’s a part of all my writing music mixes because it just makes me feel […]