Announcing Girl Geek Week and a New Column!

Girl Geek Week at mlvwrites.comGrab your fluffy pink dice and break out your nail polish — I am celebrating all things girl geek this week on my blog. Maybe — just maybe — there’ll even be a contest in it for you.

Why?

Well, two reasons: one of which is for shameful shameless self-promotion. I have a new column debuting in July on the Geeks Dream Girl website where I’ll be talking about freelancing for the hobby games industry. Jennifer Brozek was the previous columnist and was kind enough to recommend me, you can read her final installment dubbed Dice and Deadlines: Know When to Turn Down a Job. I’m deliriously happy to write for the site and am laughing a little bit. When Geeks Dream Girl first started, several industry folk pinged me about it and I didn’t take advantage of the opportunity. Now?

Heh, heh. Let’s just say a ten-sided die hit me smack dab in the middle of my forehead and my creativity exploded. Since Jennifer had already covered all the professional bases, I’m going to drag readers along on a quest. More to come on that.

The second reason why I’m celebrating girl geek week on my blog, is because of one, very simple… very important thing…

No woman should ever be afraid to admit they play games, read comic books, watch anime, dress up in costumes or know how to spell Cthulhu.

Ever. Don’t care if you’re on the creator side or the fan side, if you love what you love — then love it out loud. This week, that’s exactly what I’m doing and I sincerely hope you’ll follow my lead.

Wonder twins power… ACTIVATE! Form of… A TUBE OF LIPSTICK.

2 Responses to Announcing Girl Geek Week and a New Column!
  1. Kathy H

    I now have my words to live by: “No woman should be afraid to admit they play games, read comic books, watch anime, dress up in costumes or know how to spell Cthulhu.”

  2. Liz Danforth

    Noting some of your remarks in my next print column (due out in Aug)… with attribution! Let’s hope it makes it through the editorial process!



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

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