How To Write An Amazon Book Review

How To Write An Amazon Book Review

Authors depend on book reviews written by readers. If you read a lot of books, and you don’t know this yet, you can read about why here, and here, and other places too. It’s good information to have. Writers and readers have always had a close...
Disability Portrayal, a Hollywood Tragedy

Disability Portrayal, a Hollywood Tragedy

Image Alt Text: A fisheye photograph of the Hollywood sign from the back at sunset. Creative Commons image via Pixabay. I was skimming through my Instagram, when I came across a recent post by my friend Tipsy Tullivan. (Tipsy is a pseudonym for a great writer who...
The Invisible Adjunct Hero at Kentucky

The Invisible Adjunct Hero at Kentucky

Image Alt-Text: The University of Kentucky Logo with the hand-written word FAIL in red across it.  A story recently broke about stolen exams at the University of Kentucky, how a student crawled through an air duct to steal a statistics final in order to cheat. He let...
Latest Monthly Missive: Daytime Moon

Latest Monthly Missive: Daytime Moon

My latest monthly email missive, “Writing Isn’t Sexy,” just went out today, titled “Daytime Moon.” Here’s an excerpt: I was walking home from my favorite coffeeshop the other day and pow, there was a daytime moon straight ahead. You...
Men Demand Things of Me

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...
We Are All Enemies of the State

We Are All Enemies of the State

Image Alt-Text: Monochrome photograph of a stone wall with a metal-barred window with one glass pane shattered. 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”...