YEAH WRITE!: Character Outlines →
yeahwriters: Last fall my fiction professor thought that our class wasn’t creating vivid enough characters, so he had us write 5 pages about one of the characters in our existing stories, or about a character that would be in an upcoming story. Basically all we had to do was describe the person, using…
writing prompts: 18 writing prompts about reading →
writingprompts: What lives have you lived as a reader? Analyze a story using Dan Harmon’s story circles Make a wanted poster for a fictional character Graph the story Make a clichéd book review Make maps, charts, diagrams, digressions, background information, and anecdata…
Elizabeth Warren and the Ins and Outs of Indian... →
indiancountry: What and who are the “Ins and Outs” of Indian Country? Okay, so Elizabeth Warren is out as an Indian academic, but the 1/256 by blood folks I have worked with in academia are in. Johnny Depp is in and the nearly full-blooded Indian kid from southwestern Oklahoma whose 1/16 Comanche ancestry coupled with four or five other tribes is out. Pamunkey and Mattaponi Indians who have lived...
HRC survey paints picture of LGBT youth →
gaywrites: The Human Rights Campaign has released a survey of 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17, asking about their experiences at school, at home and in life. “Growing Up LGBT in America” has some extremely disconcerting findings about how content LGBT youth are with their lives. It found that 67 percent of straight youth consider themselves happy, but only 37 percent of LGBT young...
YA Pride: 2012 LGBT YA Books, January-March →
malindalo: Every Friday in June, I’ll be listing the YA novels first published in 2012 that include LGBT main characters. Today I’m covering books published in the first quarter: January through March. Next week I’ll list books published April-June; then July-September; and finally October-December. [Continue reading]
Cosplaying in and of itself can be stressful enough; I’ve definitely had...– Wild applause for Kendra James’ brilliant post on cosplaying while of color on the R today!
LeUyen Pham's glorious website-- leuyenphamstudios →
Poke around here, starting with Alvin Ho’s Class Picture.
Libraries raised me. … I believe in libraries because most students don’t have...– Ray Bradbury in a 2009 New York Times article (via queenslibrary)