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Camp NaNoWriMo



Camp NaNoWriMo takes place in April and July.

My bags are packed. Got the bug spray and my sleeping bag. I’m ready for camp! Well, virtual camp, anyway.

Many of you might be thinking… Ack! NaNoWriMo!

But wait. this is Camp NaNo. A kinder gentler writing experience. It’s like NaNo Lite.

  1. Set your own word count goal for the month.
  2. Start a new novel.
  3. Finish your NaNo from the fall.
  4. Edit/revise a finished novel.

Take your pick. It’s your choice.

So, if you’ve been intimidated by NaNoWriMo in November, try out the gentle camp experience.


Camp starts tomorrow, April 1st. So go to the website and sign in and get assigned a cabin.


Hope to see you there. I’ll save you a spot by the campfire and some s’mores.




Beauty Standards Are Bullshit

Ladies, please stop comparing yourselves to models!

The Belle Jar

You’ve probably heard that Marilyn Monroe was a size 14.

Or a size 16, or a size 12, or a size 10, depending on who you ask.

Whatever number someone quotes you, the message is always the same: our standards of beauty have changed, and not for the better. The women whose bodies we worship now are thin and sickly, all of them suffering from eating disorders. Things aren’t how they were before, when we appreciated “real,” “normal,” “average” bodies. Our current standards of beauty should serve as evidence of how deeply fucked up our society is; we ought to return to our parents’ and grandparents’ ideals.

This whole concept is so popular that there have been a string of memes made about it:




You know what makes me say fuck society? The fact that we think it’s totally cool to compare two women and declare one of them the…

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