I Know It When I See It: YA Voice
YA or Adult? How To Tell Them Apart
So You Have a Writer Friend…Don’t Panic
Pre-professionals: the Difference Between Musicians and Writers
How Writing Has Changed My Brain
The ABC Trifecta of Writing: Art, Business, Craft
Writing Fiction is Easy? Don’t Make Me Laugh
Writing is a Business
If you want to write YA, please read it too
YA is different than MG
SF/F and Books:
Why I Attend Conventions
Why Star Wars is my Favorite Movie
Enough with the Dead Dogs!
On Making Lists of Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels
You Might be a Book Worm If…
A Love Letter to the Library
Science Fiction: Have We Gotten Too Depressing?
Not a Con Report, or Advice for the Convention Newbie
Wasted Talent? I don’t think so.
A Highly Intelligent Woman Speaks Out
Strong Female Characters Can Still Screw Up, Get Upset, and Cry
Sexual Harassment: Not Something to Just “Get Over”
A Note from the People-Pleasing Feminist Who Doesn’t Hate Men
Let’s Kick Self Loathing Where It Hurts
Nice vs. Kind
Assertiveness: An Intermediate Guide
How to be Resilient
It is Okay to Say No
2012: Year of Friendship
What is a Free Spirit?
Introvert vs. Extrovert: a False Dichotomy?
Being an Introvert is Awesome!
What It Means to be a People Pleaser
But wait. Isn’t perfectionism a GOOD thing?
On Being an Artist:
The Pursuit of Excellence, or How Becoming Awesome Takes More Than 30 Days
Writers are Super Heroes
What does it mean to be an artist?
The Pursuit of Mastery
Tell Me if This is Art
It’s Okay to Feel How You Feel
Be Bold and Fail
A Common Mistake
Life as a Dream, Life as a Fairy Tale
The Spaces in Between
Will You Change the World?
The People Who are No Longer Here
10 Things I Wish I’d Learned 10 Years Ago
Problem Competition: Who is Worse Off?
How to Try to Be Happy
It’s All About Priorities
Choose Your Own Adventure
Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, or How to Have an Exciting Life
The Backbone Project, 2011:
The Backbone Project: Help Me Become Less Wishy-Washy
You are Not a Weenie if a Critique Makes You Cry
Where is my Geek Cred?
The Teetotaler Manifesto, or Why I Don’t Drink
Backbone Project: Finding Community in Difference
Loneliness and Social Media
Social Media: the Scapegoat for Loneliness
Privacy, Social Shifts, and the Internet
Social Media is NOT about Sales
Divisions of Sharing: Private, Personal, Professional
When the Personal is Important
Priorities and Social Media
An Argument Against the Fake Follow
Social Media: Do What You Love (or at least like)
Can Blogs Be Art?