Writing Music: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Soundtracks are incredible writing music. As music crafted around stories and meant to evoke the narrative itself, a movie soundtrack can evoke emotions, pacing, atmosphere, and climax. I have a lot of movie soundtracks in my collection and some of them frequently make it into my writing music mixes. Widgets In the realm of […]

Writing Music: Jagged Little Pill

Writing Music is a series of posts where I talk about the music that inspires my creative endeavors. A new post goes up every Friday. Widgets Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill  is an album that I used to love in college, then lost touch with for many years. I’ve returned to it since I […]

Moving the Trans Narrative Beyond Transition

A lot of trans people write coming out stories. It’s the standard trans narrative and the one that everyone seems to be interested in reading. Why not give the people what they want, right? Besides, if a trans person is going to tell their story than their transition is an obvious choice because it is […]

Today on Skeptoid …

So it’s finally out, and so I’m finally free to say something about it: I have taken on a contract job to write and produce some episodes of the Skeptoid podcast. Not every week — more like every six weeks or so — but I’m still excited to become a part of a podcast I’ve […]

Happy Fourth of July!

It’s the Fourth of July, and I’m glad for it. I could use a relaxing shower of explosion and sparks this week. This has been a pretty shitty week overall. Had to replace my hot water heater AND the exhaust chimney; had to clean up the water that flooded out when the old one broke; […]

Holy Crap, Leviticus is Scary

So, since I last checked in with you all, I have been doing what Nancy and I discussed: writing! Well, specifically, I’ve been going over all the projects I’ve never finished before and deciding which ones are worth picking back up and which ones are worth leaving in the reject bin. I’ve been revising some […]

Intersectionality (W101)

Still playing catch-up on the Writing 101 thing. Honestly, I may skip Wednesday’s prompt, as it’s an old trope of creative writing classes that I’ve probably done a half dozen times before and I don’t feel that it would challenge me in any meaningful way to write. But Thursday’s prompt is a fun one; albeit […]

Vagabond Verbiage (W101)

Late, late in the day here, but I vowed to get this one done before midnight. June 6, 2014 — You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter. […]

At a Loss (W101)

I must admit that today’s prompt feels like a bust for me. June 5, 2014: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series. I am at a loss about what to write. I mean, I […]

The Music in My Life (W101)

Day three of the Writing 101 challenge is an interesting one. June 3, 2014: Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? This one is actually really hard for me, not because I don’t have favorite songs, but because I have too many of them! I am a very […]