An allegory about credit scores

“Hi there, come in! Thanks for applying to house-sit for us. Please take a seat. I’ve looked over your application, and almost everything looks good.” “Almost?” “We’ve talked to people you’ve house-sit for in the past, and they all have great things to say about you. Looks like you always keep everything clean, don’t eat […]

Why Do Books Need Relatable Characters?

I’ve noticed a trend—and this is hardly a shocking insight—that the publishing industry likes to put readers into boxes. “If you are X” (where X is any given age group, gender, ethnicity, or whatever other superficial classification they feel like putting you in) “then you must like to read Y.” Publishing is certainly not the […]