So I’m Turning 30 This Month…

I'm turning 30 in a couple weeks. I know that, according to most movies and TV shows I've seen, this should fill me with fear, dread, and more than anything, make me feel old. But I've got to be honest: I'm pretty stoked to turn 30. Sure, no one likes getting old, and I've been … Continue reading So I’m Turning 30 This Month…

4 Ways to Fight Writer’s Block–Especially When Writing Pays Your Bills

I'll be honest. I've felt completely drained of any words lately. It's a melodramatic thing to say, I know, but it's the best way I can describe how I've been feeling. I can't point to any one thing that has drained me of my words. It's a mix of the shitshow that was 2016, working … Continue reading 4 Ways to Fight Writer’s Block–Especially When Writing Pays Your Bills

An Update on the Blog

Hey, guys. So I've been doing a pretty crappy job of writing here. I'm going to be straight with y'all. I don't always have the most free time to devote to this site. Plus, these past few months have been extremely hard for me personally (maybe I'll explain that more in a blog someday, but today is not … Continue reading An Update on the Blog

Women in the Geek Industry Panel at Denver Comic Con

I've been not-so-subtly hinting at it for a while, but now I'm officially ready to make the announcement: I'm gonna be on a panel at this year's Denver Comic Con. I'll be on the Women in the Geek Industry Panel at the con this year to talk about my slice of the geek industry. Specifically, my writing … Continue reading Women in the Geek Industry Panel at Denver Comic Con

How to Deal When You’re Busy and Tired, And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

Sometimes All the Things just pile up at once, and you feel like you're in a constant state of running yourself ragged. Suddenly, you're feeling very Bilbo Baggins-y, like butter spread over too much bread, and you're haunted by one of your favorite Ron Swanson inspirational quotes: But the scariest part of it all is … Continue reading How to Deal When You’re Busy and Tired, And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

It’s Totally a Real Job: Amy Ratcliffe, Writer

When I first started blogging, I went to a panel at Denver Comic Con 2014 called Women in the Geek Industry. One of the things that really stuck with me during that panel was Bonnie Burton telling the audience to reach out to those people that inspire them. She encouraged everyone to tweet at their … Continue reading It’s Totally a Real Job: Amy Ratcliffe, Writer

Advice You Don’t Hear When You Start a Blog–But You Should

I, like many of us, started blogging in the magical world of Livejournal and Xanga, offering up to the mystical world of the internet my adolescent musings and pubescent tales of love and embarrassment (often the latter). I have always loved writing, and even though the idea of putting my own words out there for … Continue reading Advice You Don’t Hear When You Start a Blog–But You Should

#BloggerConfessions: A Nerdy Girlie Linkup

My buddy Megan Gotch aka The Nerdy Girlie (you might remember her from our Women in Geek series) from the awesome Google+ group, Female Geek Bloggers, is hosting a fantastic linkup where we bloggers share 5 confessions of being a blogger. You can see Megan's confession post here. So, here are my five Blogger Confessions: 1. I hate, hate, … Continue reading #BloggerConfessions: A Nerdy Girlie Linkup