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#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

Yes, I know it’s Saturday. Yesterday I was busy having a migraine and trying to pack everything I own. I always get a bit nervous about men writing female characters, especially in comics. Historically, these women have been one-dimensional with giant boobs and giant asses and backs that behave more like a slinky than a...

Metafiction defined

Metafiction defined

When I tell people I blog about metafiction, I often hear “What’s metafiction?” So I thought rather than examine a particular work this week, I’d discuss metafiction and perhaps arrive at a working definition for the purposes of this blog.

Nature blog: Heaven reveals some secrets

Nature blog: Heaven reveals some secrets

This post originally appeared on February 11, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

On keeping a journal

On keeping a journal

I love the idea of a carefully kept journal. In my imagination it’s always a leather bound book with crisp, thick, cream-colored pages. And in my perfect dream world, I write in it every day. My reality is much different. As a child I filled notebooks of various sizes with my thoughts, crushes, and obsessions....

#FridayReads: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

#FridayReads: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Every Friday I share a book I’ve been reading. Please share your own #FridayReads in the comments! I’m embarrassed at how long it took me to read Maya Angelou. But now that I’ve started I can’t get enough. I’ve read The Complete Collected Poetry of Maya Angelou (1994) and Letter to My Daughter (2009), and...