“The Ableism and Privilege Behind ‘You Must Write Every Day'” by Cait Gordon

SF Canada member Cait Gordon has an article in Write Magazine this month. With quotes from A. Gregory Frankson, Derek Newman-Stille, Talia C. Johnson, SFC member Bernadette Gabay Dyer, and Cathy Smith, Cait examines how the common writing advice of “write every day” may be harmful to people who are disabled, neurodivergent, and/or who have lived experiences that make this writing “rule” inaccessible..

Cait Gordon is an autistic, disabled, and queer Canadian writer of speculative fiction that celebrates diversity. She is the author of Life in the ’CosmThe Stealth Lovers, and Iris and the Crew Tear Through Space (2023). Her short stories appear in Alice Unbound: Beyond WonderlandWe Shall Be Monsters, Space Opera Libretti, and Stargazers: Microtales from the Cosmos. Cait also founded The Spoonie Authors Network and joined Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the Nothing Without Us and Nothing Without Us Too anthologies, whose authors and protagonists are disabled, d/Deaf, Blind or visually impaired, neurodivergent, Spoonie, and/or they manage mental illness.

You can learn more about Cait Gordon at her website: caitgordon.com.

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