Hello! This morning I am voting, picking Henrietta Pussycat up from the vet from her spay, and then I'm answering short questions this afternoon. Review of how it works: Patrons can submit questions at this thread (Advantage: More than 280 characters). Anyone can submit questions anytime via Twitter – @CAwkward, #awkwardfriday. Please use the hashtag, my … Continue reading Short Answer Friday for 11/2
Good morning! We're doing the thing today! To ask a question, patrons can post to this thread and anyone can reach me on Twitter (@CAwkward, #AwkwardFriday). Submissions close at noon Chicago time, at which point I'll answer as many as I can between then and 1pm. Comments are open! So many great questions! Thanks everyone. … Continue reading Short Answer Friday – 8/31
Dear Captain, This won't be the most dire question you receive today, but I'm writing in the hope that you can help me with scripts, advice, and encouragement as I convince my wonderful family that the sky won't fall if I'm unavailable to them for an hour or so each day. In a lot of … Continue reading #1137: “There’s no room in the Room of My Own.”
Hello readers, You can submit questions at the Patreon thread (advantage: you get more than 280 characters and first dibs) or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #awkwardfriday). Submissions close at noon. FYI answers will slide slightly later today and probably won't be updated piece by piece since I have a last minute appointment at noon. Like, everything … Continue reading Short Answer Friday! Reading a story tonight! Kittens! Exclamation points!
Dear wonderful Captain, I'm coming to you with a question you've answered several versions of before, but not quite for my exact circumstances. So I beg your indulgence. I'm a mid-thirties woman, and my problem is that men hit on me. All the time. And I'd like to change my behavior, if doing so is … Continue reading #1095: “The Exhausting Gauntlet of Dudes Who Won’t Stop Hitting On Me”
Dear Captain, I write fiction, mostly fantasy. I admit I can be humorless about it. My friend “Shawn” writes fiction of similar genre. We used to talk about writing and about our ideas a lot, but less so since I got a day job. Shawn starts projects all the time and most of them never … Continue reading #1049: “Getting talked at by a fellow amateur writer.”
If you're done reading the wonderful and hilarious We Are Never Meeting In Real Life and looking for something else to read, my friend's Megan's essay collection The Wrong Way To Save Your Life comes out today. I can't celebrate her book launch (and my 17th anniversary of moving to Chicago!) in person today 'cause … Continue reading Happy book birthday, Megan!
If you're here because you saw my talk on constructive criticism at work at GOTO Chicago yesterday, welcome! I really enjoyed meeting so many of you and I'm interested to adapt the talk to make it more applicable. Thank you for letting the weird art kid come play in your sandbox. Edited to Add: My … Continue reading Links & Stuff
I'm doing stuff out and about. Join me? Events listed in the order that they'll happen: Saturday, February 25, 2017: I'm teaching a short smartphone video workshop for beginners at the Second City Training Center in Chicago. Want to shoot & edit video on your phone? Want to make it look and sound better? Still some spots … Continue reading Three Events: Chicago & Paris
Readers! Especially Readers Who Are Also Writers! Here is a blog you might want to know about: Longtime Awkwardeer Rose Fox has started an advice site for writers called Story Hospital. Every week Rose answers a question from a writer who's struggling with a work in progress or with writing in general. The site's tagline … Continue reading Introducing Story Hospital