Do Androcentrists Dream of Electric Wombs? A Movie Review of “Blade Runner 2049”

I recently undertook a campaign to study more canon science fiction classics, such as Philip K. Dick's story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, inspiration the iconic movie “Blade Runner”. Although I enjoyed some of the concepts, the dated portrayals of women in both versions rankled me. Thus the early trailers for Blade Runner 2049 … Continue reading Do Androcentrists Dream of Electric Wombs? A Movie Review of “Blade Runner 2049”

Winter (Writing) Is Coming: Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again. The crisp rustle of (page) leaves, the chill in the air (at the thought of writing a novel in a month)…it’s not just autumn, it’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), that magical/maddening season when aspiring authors around the world sprint toward a 50,000-word draft. I participated last year and won. … Continue reading Winter (Writing) Is Coming: Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo

Rejection to Redemption: A Short Story About Persistence in Writing Short Stories

The email notification pinged softly on my phone as we crossed the North Carolina border. "Your story 'Shakti' is one of the finalists…." “That’s great,” said my Laddie when I read the message aloud. I shrugged and turned back to the cornfields beyond the window, surrendering to the creative malaise that consumed me all that … Continue reading Rejection to Redemption: A Short Story About Persistence in Writing Short Stories