Writing

On writing: a note to my past and future self

I’ve been reading a lot about freelancing lately. Or writing in general. How people earn money by doing it, how to do it better, how to reassure yourself that you’re doing the best you can, etc. These stories have been running alongside a wider conversation about the incomes of writers and how most writers supplement…

We are all too young to die

My dad died at age 39. Since then I have grappled with what my self-help books would call an “unhelpful (or illogical) belief” that I would also die at that age. The circumstances that led to his death are unlikely to repeat themselves but even so, in my head my age is counted in “Years…

Why I can’t sleep at night

I have a nervous little dog. We rescued him from the shelter, where he was frightened and trying to be a bigger, meaner dog than he really was to look tough in front of the other dogs. We took him home and I proceeded to love him into submission. He bit me on the first…

A little life: The Year of the Scavenger

I’m reading Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life and I’m thinking about this little life of mine, the arts, and the starving artist trope. (Hi, how are you by the way, long time no write and all of that.) If you haven’t read Yanagihara’s novel it’s well worth doing so, I’m only a couple of…

New work at Tincture Journal

I have new work in print! The great people at Tincture Journal accepted one of my stories for their latest edition. It is available at their website here. You can (and should) also buy a subscription which will get you a year’s worth of new writing straight to your email and into a device of…

New work online and in print

My blogging grinds to a halt during semester it seems. However, I have had some work published this month so I must let you know. First, I have a piece of fiction in Island, something I’m super thrilled about. You can buy a copy here. I also have a piece about roller derby ahead of…

New fiction: SWAMP Writing and Ghostlight

It’s been approximately a billion years since I’ve written here. I feel like I’ve neglected a pet. Lashings of apologies. I am back with some good news! I have some fiction out. You can read At the End of the World for free online right now at SWAMP Writing. My short story Lived In has…

New fiction at Slink Chunk Press

My short story Innovative Storage Solutions is now online and free for your reading pleasure at Slink Chunk Press. They run a great, quirky little zine over there – you should check out the other work there too. Leave comments if you like what you read, authors love feedback.

We need to talk about alcohol

I have a piece in The Big Issue! Grab a copy from a vendor near you or, if you don’t often see someone selling it, you can subscribe online. The Women’s Enterprise Project gives women safe and stable employment packaging and managing subscriptions. Great idea. The piece is about alcohol. I have a history with…