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When you stare into the blank page, it stares back at you

I didn’t write The Great American Novel during the pandemic. I’m good with that. Instead, I worked with an amazing team to write the best book we could on how to do technical writing when you are not a technical writer. I finally believe this book is really real, because look, there are pre-order buttons!…

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In which I am cranky about the urban/rural divide

I just came back from a weeks-long trip to the American West. It was amazing, gorgeous. You know what all this beauty has in common? Besides mostly being protected wild areas? Zero bars of cell phone signal. Or maybe like, two bars, depending on whether there was a mesa in the way. We drove almost…

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Lady Conference Speaker: Home Studio Edition

This is the post about setting up a home studio that I wish I had been able to read before setting up my home studio.

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From the editorial scrap heap

In 2020, we got some excellent examples of how different approaches to planning, capacity management, and emergency response can make a real difference between a public-health problem and a slow-motion mass-casualty event.

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Talking about my internalized ableism

What if I prioritize comfort and joy over pride? Why is that hard for me?

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