A Few Thoughts on Responsibility and Intent in Approaching History in Historical YA

Last week I wrote a review, essay, analysis, whatever you’d like to call it about a historical YA that played loose and fast with history, with disastrous, antisemitic and problematic results. And I don’t think that’s particularly uncommon, unfortunately, in historical fiction or books that use history as a base for exploring something else, like … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Responsibility and Intent in Approaching History in Historical YA

Intersections of Creativity and Productivity: Bullet Journaling

I’ve written about productivity before on this blog and all three links in this sentence will open up new tabs to past posts. As someone with attention and focus issues, I’m always looking for ways to stay organized and on task. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you probably noticed that I’ve been bulletjournaling since … Continue reading Intersections of Creativity and Productivity: Bullet Journaling

Stained Glass Windows: Reflecting on a Writing Excuses Podcast Episode

So, the world's on fire. Not literally, but I'm sure that's coming because what the---okay. But right now, I'm going to focus on something less flammable. I hope you don't mind, or even that this helps you as we're all struggling to focus on Things That Are Not On Fire (like books! Except Catching Fire. Not … Continue reading Stained Glass Windows: Reflecting on a Writing Excuses Podcast Episode