I’m a writer and a teacher. I have a Ph.D in English Rhetoric and Composition and have been teaching college writing for a decade. My research focuses on looking at digital media and genre in ways that value audiences and fans while appreciating creator work. I am especially interested in game studies. I write optimistic but complex second-world fantasy. I often stream my writing process on Twitch and sometimes stream Let’s Plays of games.
This blog focuses primarily on teaching, writing, and digital media. Sometimes cats.
This is an inclusive space, and we’re all learners here. Let me know if you have any ideas I can implement to make my work more accessible!
My most recent blog posts are below. Thank you for visiting!
Recently I was proofreading a novel draft of mine, and I came across this sentence: Anne advanced; he retreated; she cornered him against a wall and pounded his shoulders. Now, I love me some semicolons, so it’s no surprise that I would somehow manage to get two into a single sentence in the first fiveContinue reading “Punctuation and Visual Rhythm”
When we teach college writing, we’re generally asking students to write in genres that they may have never read. Why, then, do we expect them to be able to write these successfully? Genres are, as I have often observed, slippery things and can’t really be completely understood through explicit instruction. Sure, scholars can and oftenContinue reading “Reading for Saturation”
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