Mari Stewart

Thinking Too Loud


The Thinking Reed


CPTSD Recovery

  • A Sharp Left

    A Sharp Left

    Never accuse me of going in a straight line. I swear I think it is impossible for me to have one thread going in my life on any front. For example, I’m querying a novel. I’m finishing the last, last, last, oh please let them be the last edits, I’ve written a spiffy new database, […]

Non-Fiction

  • Inventing Quicksand

    Inventing Quicksand

    If you are a writer querying a fantasy manuscript I can almost guarantee you have seen the phrase ‘rich world building’ in at least a dozen agent profiles or manuscript wish lists.

CPTSD Research

  • Further study on CPTSD and BPD – Part 2

    Further study on CPTSD and BPD – Part 2

    Continuing the dissection of this massive study which was featured in Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation Vol. 8 Part two of the study conducted by Julian D. Ford & Christine A. Courtois focuses on the Clinical phenomenology of BPD, PTSD, and cPTSD. This section of the article is data dense. Its focus is on the prevalence […]

Fiction

  • VSS: Jun. 29, 2022 – Survival

    VSS: Jun. 29, 2022 – Survival

    As a child, survival meant becoming small, silent, erasing myself or breaking off pieces. Wanting was dangerous, get rid of it. Noise was dangerous, get rid of it. Presence was dangerous, get rid of it. Until nothing was left to prove I was there.