Well, hello again favorite food holiday. They really are my favorite foods, all of them —they even rank ahead of the bagel smorgasbord at Yom Kippur’s break-the-fast. But alas, in my family (and hence in my head), thoughts about food take precedence and often take up full-time residence.

How the…


FI will never be the writer that recommends books on actual writing — about things like…

grammar

story

dialogue

craft

Much better writers than me have given us classics in all these areas (Strunk & White/Zissner, McKee, McKee again, King, respectively).

What I do like to recommend are books that…


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It started with the pandemic. A ragtag group of rich and famous people thought it would be a good idea to address the topic of being in quaratine (after only 6 days, by the way) in song. Led by Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot, celebrities each sang a line from…


Can you separate the art from the man? An age-old question, but for women, a very relevant one. It may be relatively easy to avoid the art of say a Nazi or a pedophile, but can we avoid the art of misogyists? Can we boycott our way to more power…


Technology can be incredibly useful, as we all know. But in some areas, there hasn’t been as much progress as there could be. …


The writing program you never knew you needed or wanted.

I’m a procrastinator. Always have been. I’m a very think-y person and my mind usually requires time to figure anything out, even the small things. I could research for months about sunscreen or bone broth or French feminist writers of the 20th century. The point is that while I still…


True. True.

I have never been so happy with all the wonderful angry women around me. I love a woman who is so over this patriarchy bullshit. Because I’ve been there for a long long time. Way back in 2015, when I was writing a book called Righteous Anger: Why American Women…


I’ve been writing most of my life, I’ve been published and I’ve had my share of disappointments. But regardless of where I’ve been in my career, I have always read books on writing. …


To begin a series about how pop culture and feminism are intertwined in all kinds of incestuous ways, I must revisit the best of the genre. As I wrote in the introduction to my book, What Would Murphy Brown Do?

Allison Klein

Author of What Would Murphy Brown Do? How the Women of Primetime Changed Our Lives. Get it here: https://goo.gl/JxsSD8

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