"Character-Driven Narrative (Or: How to Make Fictional People Do All The Work)," Fantasy Literature Magazine.
January 2016

In this three-part column at Expanded Universe, I explore and workshop character-driven narrative.
Part 1  ~  Part 2 ~ Part 3

"The Harry Potter series is actually one long story about PTSD," Mashable
February 11, 2016

an examination of themes of trauma and trauma recovery in the harry potter books

TRIGGERED, THE BOSTON GLOBE
MAY 2016

a personal essay exploring post-traumatic stress disorder. content warning: misogynist slurs, mention of assault and violence.

"In Defense of villainesses," tor.com
August 09, 2016

a defense of cartoon villainesses. What could you become if you burned all the bridges that were holding you back?

"Do Better: Sexual Violence in SFF," TOR.COM
AUGUST 22, 2016

I don’t want to accept “that’s unrealistic” for an answer from a genre that typically takes “that’s unrealistic” as a prompt.

"Hermione Granger: More than a sidekick," TOR.COM
September 20, 2016

When Harry’s not there, Hermione is busy. She’s not waiting for him. She decided at some point that it wasn’t Harry’s story, it was everyone’s story, and she acts accordingly.
[part of the women of harry potter series]

"Why We Write About Witches," TOR.COM
October 03, 2016

When we write witches, we are writing about our expectations of women, and what we hope—and fear—they would do if they had access to power.

"Mentally ill women belong in your stories, too," TOR.COM
OCTOBER 17, 2016

literary fiction loves stories of mentally ill women - so, why doesn't genre love us?

"Ginny weasley is not impressed," TOR.COM
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Ginny weasley is not impressed by your nonsense.
[part of the women of harry potter series]

"Molly Weasley: Rebel Par Excellence," TOR.COM
OCTOBER 31, 2016

molly weasley fights.
[part of the women of harry potter series]

"Evil in Authority," TOR.COM
November 28, 2016

We trust that the system will stand strong against evil. We hope that it will break before it allows us to bleed. But sometimes, it doesn’t break. Sometimes, it doesn’t even crack. Sometimes, it just… bends.
[part of the women of harry potter series]

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Other Stuff

Space Voldemort vs Whiny Space Criminals: In which I watch Star Wars Episode 4 for the very first time

Space Voldemort vs Whiny Space Criminals 5: The Empire Strikes Back (finally) - In which I watch Star Wars Episode 5 for the very first time

Space Voldemort vs Whiny Space Criminals 6: Luke is Disappointing - In which I watch Star Wars Episode 6 for the very first time

Also, I was interviewed by this rad podcast called Hydrate Level Four. 

My interview about the Livetweets and the Original Trilogy

My Spoilerful thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens