Accessibility v. Accommodation (part 1)

Accessibility v. Accommodation (part 1)

:: If a space is accessible, that space is always, 100% of the time, welcoming to people with disabilities. People with disabilities do not have to ask for anything. They do not have to prove they have disabilities.  Header Image Alt-Text: This image is a comment...
Book Review: Synthetic Illusions by Mary Fan

Book Review: Synthetic Illusions by Mary Fan

:: Mary Fan has built a gorgeous, elaborate universe. Author: Mary Fan, @astralcolt Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, 2014 Purchase Book: 5.99 ebook | 15.02 Paper Note: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Note #2: This is a review of Book 2 in the...
What is HAPPENING around here?

What is HAPPENING around here?

You might have noticed some changes to the website. I’m really happy with some of them, so I thought I’d highlight them in a post. (1) Total new look. New header image! (The site now possesses a header image.) New colors. (The site now possess colors.) New...
A boost for writing friends out there…

A boost for writing friends out there…

:: But also, no book is perfect. Seriously. Not even The Westing Game. On keeping writing I’m writing a first-ish draft of my next novel right now. I’m about half-way through. And in order to keep going, I have to keep pushing aside all of the thoughts...
Poem: Leolyn’s Diary

Poem: Leolyn’s Diary

:: I always wanted to live hard, and that I have done so my grey hairs will attest. Leolyn’s Diary – Words after the diary of Leolyn Spelman, Johns Hopkins University Library. San Gimignano.  Found it enchanting. The war has been hard on it: lonely and...
Writing Roundup: Nov 2015-Jan 2016

Writing Roundup: Nov 2015-Jan 2016

:: How can you live the life of the mind when your brain isn’t working? I’m changing up the format of the writing roundup from those in the past. Used to be, in a writing roundup, I revisited all of the pieces I published during the past month or two, pulling...
I Can’t Deal with the Weather

I Can’t Deal with the Weather

:: Don’t tell my kids, though. White crap on the ground only means one thing to them. SLED or DIE. I keep thinking I’m going to write something witty, and then I check the weather. The latest weather report (pictured above) sent me over the edge. Freezing...
Introducing: #EditQs Twitter Chat

Introducing: #EditQs Twitter Chat

:: We talked about how writing—and editing—are often private, if not lonely, activities. Update 5/18/2018: We’ve closed the #EditQs Twitter Chat. But stay in touch with me and Lisa about your editing questions. Information below.  Why #EditQs Chat? As many of...