The following posts fall under the categories of Creative Writing and Books & Reading. (The link at the bottom will take you to older entries.)

Reading revival

I’ve always struggled to be creative when I’m depressed. I’ve hardly done any writing for several years now; that’s probably obvious from the long silence here. But a few years ago — probably around the time that I was diagnosed with low iron levels — I noticed I was having...Read More »


Found words

Spotted this scrap of poetry on Twitter today, and it’s perfect and I don’t want to lose it.

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The well is dry

A few months ago, Dad asked me if I was still writing. I think he was trying to distract me from the whole world-on-fire situation, but it didn’t work: I immediately started crying. (I’ve been more than a little depressed, obviously.) I have not been writing. At all. The only...Read More »


The doorstopper

This week, I was looking at NPR’s list of Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books, and it reminded me that I still haven’t read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It was on my wish list for at least two years, and I finally bought a copy...Read More »


Reader's block

I haven’t managed to do much reading this year, mainly because I’ve had a very hard time finding books (new or old) that excite and satisfy me. I re-read an old favorite (Taltos, by Steven Brust) and one of last year’s acquisitions (The Paper Magician, by Charlie Holmberg), and while...Read More »


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