Author: Natalie Luhrs

  • No One Should Feel Alone

    I’ve been thinking a lot about predators over the last month. There’s been a significant subtweeting about someone who had been abusing and taking advantage of women writers and this past Friday, Kristine Wyllys said his name: Sunil Patel. I first heard about Sunil Patel’s predatory behavior several years ago. The stories I’ve heard are not mine to tell. “Watch yourself […]

  • A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

    A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

    Introduction Locus published their annual Recommended Reading List earlier this week.  I was looking at it and became curious about its composition. Then I became curious about possible trends in the Reading List and looked at the lists for the last five years, 2011 to 2015. I took the data from the Locus website and copied it into […]

  • Losing My Voice

    My first writing workshop was in high school, me and some boys. The faculty adviser was my English teacher that year. One meeting, there were just three of us: me, Kevin, and John. Mrs. Danner had another obligation and had left Kevin in charge. Inexplicably. Keven and John read their pieces, I did my best […]

  • When Self-Help Books Go Horribly Wrong

    In conjunction with the tiny daily habits e-course I’m taking, I thought it would be worthwhile to do some reading on the subject. And since it was around New Year’s, the book store had a large display of self-help books on display. One of them was Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before and it looked like […]

  • Pattern Matching: Lou Antonelli and the Sad Puppies

    One of the things I do is match patterns. I’ve noticed a troubling pattern when it comes to the Sad Puppies and I think it’s worth exploring in more detail. I apologize for the messiness of the timeline, I’ve tried to be as concise as possible. Lou Antonelli revealed during a podcast that he has sent […]