Kristy Lin Billuni's first blog, Pussy Scratch, offered feminist sexual health information and launched in the year 2000. She began blogging as The Sexy Grammarian in 2008.

JUL
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Why Your Failing Eyesight Is Good For Your Writing

Why Your Failing Eyesight Is Good For Your Writing
My eyesight is not what it used to be. I blame almost fifteen years of editing and supporting writers. But in some ways, I think my failing eyesight is good for my writing. Pigeons fly blind. When they fly forward, they are not at all looking in the same direction they're moving. Instead, they watch the passing scenery, like a passenger in a car.  Years ago, while doing NaNoWriMo, I started the practice of writing first drafts—when I was using a computer and not pen-and-paper—to set th......
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JUN
19
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#TransLove: Interview with Clair Farley

#TransLove: Interview with Clair Farley
The San Francisco Business Times just named Clair Farley one of 2017’s OUTstanding Voices for her exceptional contributions and visibility as a leader in the Bay Area LGBTQ community. Director of Economic Development at the San Francisco LGBT Center, Farley’s everyday writing work includes editorials, blogging, and developing PR and social media content. “Writing lets me share my authentic self with the world to help transform that world to be a safer place for those of us that are que......
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JUN
13
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Writing Out: Why, Where, How

Writing Out: Why, Where, How
You have stories to tell and points to make, but all that genius inside you needs to move out into the world. Show your writing how to do that by literally taking your writer self out into the world. If you’ve never attended a Shut Up and Write Meetup, give it a try. These quiet-writing events in cafes and libraries are an international phenomenon and worth every minute you spend trying to find your meetup spot. I’m a fan of my local in San Francisco’s Mission, but I loved making new friend......
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APR
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Feedback Giving Dilemmas: Solutions, Structures, and Scripts

Feedback Giving Dilemmas: Solutions, Structures, and Scripts
A writer in your life has asked for feedback on their work. Don’t panic! You may feel nervous about not having anything to say. You may think the writer knows more than you do about writing. You may be worried about hurting sensitive writer feelings. First, take the compliment. If a writer has asked for your feedback, they respect you and value your opinion. Even if you don’t love what they’ve written, even if you don’t understand it, or can’t get through it, what you have to say is gold. You'll......
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APR
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The Felonious PhD: Interview with Cassandra D. Little

The Felonious PhD: Interview with Cassandra D. Little
“Even with all of the talk about mass incarceration right now, some experiences are missing,” says Cassandra Little. “Stories about women, queer women, and mothers are minimal.” Cassandra D. Little, Ph.D, blogged as The Felonious PhD throughout her own experience in the system and now plans to turn her story into a book. In this interview, we discussed pen-and-paper writing, drinking wine while writing, and how writing saved her life. Kristy Lin Billuni: Besides the forthcoming book, you ha......
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