Author Archives: T.K.

About T.K.

I'm an LGBT writer, biological anthropology student, and an ardent aro(mantic).* *One who does not feel romantic attraction.

On the Nature of Hope

It’s come to my attention that people are shutting off their social media, turning away from the news, closing their eyes to what’s going on, or even becoming numb to the state of the world. And I get it. I’ve … Continue reading

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November 9, 2016

It is November 9, 2016, 7:23 am. Seven hours ago, I saw Donald Trump win the presidency of the United States. I watched as states turned red. I watched as people of color, LGBT people, disabled people, and Muslims sobbed–many … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Guide to Understanding English Grammar

Firstly, you can’t understand English grammar. Like all languages, English is constantly evolving. Many hundreds of years from now, English as we know it will have changed beyond recognition. That being said, you probably came here to learn the standard … Continue reading

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Bizarre Prompts No One Should Use

1. Time has a mind of its own. Character A builds a time machine. Character B has given said time machine a sense of humor. So when A tries to use the time machine, the machine only pretends to transport … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing an Invented Culture

What is culture? Those of us in the anthropological community may define culture as a common set of practices, beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyles within a group of people that is passed on through generations. Many writers, especially fantasy writers, will take … Continue reading

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Writing BDSM (For People Who Aren’t in the Community)

If you aren’t into BDSM, chances are your best understanding of it comes from 50 Shades of Grey. The only thing 50 Shades exemplifies is how NOT to write BDSM. So strap in (pun intended) because I’m going to lay out how to … Continue reading

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When You Need to Revise Heavily

There are very few writers (arguably none) who can write a perfect first draft. Some of us revise just a little. And some of us revise so much we end up with a story completely different from the original. Wherever … Continue reading

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