Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing: Part I

Originally posted on C.B. Wentworth:
1. It doesn’t have to be perfect. This is especially true for the first draft. So many poems, novels, and short stories go unfinished because of backtracking…

Stationery Love

This post is inspired by MarinaSofia’s lovely post on stationery and writing tools. The blinking cursor can be a cruel and most unusual tormentor for writers. It’s bad enough staring at an empty… Continue reading

The Lagoon ~ Short Story Finalist

‘Such a pretty girl. You’ve always wanted to be like Mummy, haven’t you?’ It’s her daddy’s voice. Muffled, indistinct, but unmistakably his. It’s the flat drone that curdles her insides. Those are his… Continue reading

(Not Really) Gone Girl

Originally posted on BookNotes and FootMarks:
I read Gone Girl a year ago this month and saw the film last week, but it was last night, while brushing my teeth, that I realized…

Fear of the SEND

It’s hard to explain the stomach-curdling anxiety that comes with letting go of something you’ve written. These are words and lines that you’ve agonized over, drafting and redrafting, discarding then putting back. There’s… Continue reading

What Are You Reading?

Today is National Readathon Day, a glorious four-hour period (noon-4pm) devoted to reading.     I’m working through The Goldfinch, which I picked up a couple of days ago. This novel is by Donna… Continue reading

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2015

T’is a happy day indeed! My copy of Aesthetica Magazine‘s Creative Writing Annual 2015 arrived in the mail, featuring a short story by yours truly!   The book is a beauty, very portable… Continue reading

The Secret History ~ Review (Some Spoilers)

“Psychology is only another word for what the ancients called fate.” The Secret History tells the story of six students at a small, arty New England college and the circumstances surrounding a murder within the… Continue reading

The Year in Books

Every year I participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I usually manage between 30-40 books a year, not counting the books I re-read (which I think should count :p) So, how’d I do… Continue reading

A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lies Under A Lake, Guarded By Neptune

A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lie s Under A Lake, Guarded By Neptune.

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