In honouring Clifford, I wanted to emphasize his brilliance, his philosophy, and his refusal to accept dogma.
Writing good sex is no small feat. It’s far too easy to fall into the trap of stereotypes and clichés.
What you read isn’t as important as that you read. Writers sometimes hold certain types of reading in higher regard than others. But that limits you in a world where there’s so much good reading to be had.
It has never been more crucial for game studies and game culture to revisit its “canonical” texts through the intersectional lenses of gender, sexuality, race, and class.
GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet explores the notoriously thorny subject of queer identity, delivering what is often missing from the subject: humour. Published by Greystone Books, the picture book is a play on the constantly evolving language used to define queer identity.
Being in a relationship means sharing the load. That doesn’t mean laying down your dreams to die.
“I discovered that the more Myers-Briggs Type Indicator questions I read, the harder it became to resist answering.”
Once I started writing about public toilets (a reporting beat I fell into when my kids were small and I realized I could no longer navigate my city the way I once did), I saw bathroom deficiencies everywhere.
Do you live in a major urban centre? Take this short test. You are giving a reading from your latest book at your local bookstore, and you invite a friend who lives an hour’s travel away. If your friend says instantly, “Awesome, I’ll be there,” chances are you live in a Big City. If your friend says, “What? Come all that way? On the highway?” then you probably live in a smaller city or town and belong to a group I call “out-of-line” artists.
At the end of the day, author/agent relationships can peter out for a variety of reasons, none of which may be personal.