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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 […]

Rewriting the Plot

The last few months have been harried. My schedule, such as it is, has been chaotic. Meaningful full-time employment continues to elude me (there are too many English majors and not enough jobs out there) leaving me working long hours of brain-numbing underemployment, and writing time continues to suffer as a result. My diet is […]

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 […]

March Update

Wow. Where did February go? Can’t believe it’s March 1 already, nor that I didn’t post a thing here for almost the entire month. The first part of 2015 will definitely not go down in my personal record books as one of the best times of my life. Money/employment continues to be a huge struggle, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Amazon.com Widgets In the realm of […]