Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Novelist, Journalist, & Freelance Academic Freelance WritingNovels

Men Demand Things of Me

I woke up on International Women's Day to this: yet another demand (via email) by a man I do not know for free labor by me for his personal benefit. In this case, the man wanted free career coaching, something I do for money. Requests like these happen far more often...

We Are All Enemies of the State

What does it mean for a presidential administration to declare itself at “war" with the U.S. media, to declare the U.S. media an “opposition party” and then endorse fringe media that cater to its whims? I was getting my doctorate in rhetoric when George W. Bush was in...

Periscope 3

The post is part of The Periscope Project. The Periscope project is a co-blogging project created by photographer Laura Collins Britton (who took that photo up there) and writer Katie Rose Guest Pryal (hey that's me). In the south, as everyone knows, trains don't work...

Nerdy-Amazing Book Review

I write a lot of things: novels, essays and journalism pieces, and, as you might not know, nerdy books on nerdy things like legal reasoning, writing, argumentation, and citation. My latest nerdy outing, The Complete Legal Writer, is one of my proudest accomplishments....

Poem: Shower

Shower Could this heat wipe me away from yellow tiles and parquet floors and doors I struggle to keep closed? Could I be swept away entirely? I watch water form rivers down my belly, electric red streaks. I stand strong under the barrage, let the mounting pressure...