Some cool stuff has happened. First, my chapbook ALL THE GHOSTS WE’VE ALWAYS HAD is getting published! Wheeeeeee! I am super excited for a variety of reasons. A) this little book is near to my heart. It’s small, but big, big love has gone into it. I adored writing it and
Just a little dollop of a blog post to drop some of my favorite “must-read” books for anyone looking to perk up their writing skills. I tend to dip into all different types of writing-advice books and craft styles, because I think it’s all about picking and choosing what works best for
In the wise words of Miss Snark (and the note taped on my office wall as a kick-in-the-ass reminder) Query widely. Don’t fret about no. Get to yes. And guess what? I sure as shit did.
Good writers, come and gather ’round and let me tell you about the coolest class I took this side of the Mississippi.
My flash fiction “Fruit Cake Blues” is up at (b)oink this month. A zine of flash fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and art, I’m pleased to share the stage with so many other amazing stories. Thanks to the editors, Robert Vaughan, Chelsea Laine Wells, and Rob Parrish for digging on this piece.
Everyone needs their own sanctuary for solitude. Or maybe that’s what serial killers always say… Either way…whether it’s the token man cave, hammock in the backyard, or porcelain throne, your own space is important to foster creativity. As writers it’s one thing we can probably agree on. Also, for me, it’s
sometimes i feel so far from who i was and where i’ve been that i cannot even remember who i ever was before this but then I think i have taken 12 years of french and all i can commit to memory is how to kiss aggressively i have had a
HEY-O! This blog celebrates two things I dearly love—music and writing! Cheers to both! The last half of the year or so has been a long crazy, strange trip. I spent the majority of the summer through fall rewriting and editing and polishing 75% of my novel that I thought was
As I’ve slowly but surely been getting back into writing, I’ve been trying especially hard to stay on task. Pre-baby, I’d settle in at the computer, maybe play a Buzzfeed quiz or two, lurk on Facebook for a while, and screw around on Twitter. Now with a wee one, it’s imperative
Today (July 26th) marks five years since I’ve been published. Christopher Allen at Metazen gave me my big break and I can’t thank him, Frank Hinton and the now defunct (?) ‘zine enough. I finally had got that great shot letting me break into the “hey-look-ma-I’m-published” lit world. My piece “10