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About

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Welcome to my little piece of the internet. At the beginning of 2016, I told myself I was going to write for 10 minutes every day. It took me a while, but eventually I got there.

Track record:

Month Post Count
January12
February3
March4
April3
May9
June16
July21
August29
September36
October26
November29
December36

My Writing Philosophy

I write for a few reasons:

  1. I like the idea of working out loud.
  2. I want to to get over my anxiety around writing (I'm getting better at this, but it still...)
  3. James Baldwin is a hero of mine.
  4. The world definitely needs more Black, queer voices.
  5. Because Danielle Coates-Connor told me I should.
  6. To put ideas out in an easily shareable way.
  7. To process my thinking in a way that allows me to build on previous thoughts.

My Approach

  1. I'm constantly collecting ideas to write about. They come from podcasts, conversations, books, and articles mostly. Whenever I come up with a nugget of idea, I save it in a folder on my iPhone Notes app.
  2. In the morning, after meditating, I set my timer for ten minutes (actually, I stopped doing this step in Oct 2016 because it wasn't helpful after having built the habit), pick a post idea from my Notes app, start Toggl, hit play on my writing playlist, and write. The ten minutes are more like a guideline at this point...
  3. When I'm done writing, I take 10-20 minutes to find links, type up quotes, format my post in Sublime and fix typoes.
  4. Hit publish.
  5. Get ready for the work day.

Things people have said about my writing:

Places I've submitted my writing:

  1. Call for papers: Radical Feminist Storytelling and Speculative Fiction: Creating new worlds by re-imagining hacking (Fembot Collective) — Submission date: 20 June 2017 — Status: Rejected (17 July 2017)

Contact me

lqb@alum.mit.edu