On death and writing and bells and Australian TV.
In which I find out another poem has been published.
In recent publishing news a poem I had accepted for Frost Meadow Review a few months ago is published and available now in volume six. Apologies to digital readers but the edition is in paper only here. Never fear though, I am currently liaising with editors on a short story that will be published soon, … Continue reading Write here, write now
It's that time again, when we deep dive into the spam folder to investigate bot comments for fun and education and fun. Dunno about you, but it feels as though there's a kind of collective relief feeling sweeping around the world right now. Like something momentous has happened that just might have potential to relieve … Continue reading Commendations and things
All of a sudden, I keep reading, seemingly out of nowhere, the word quirk or quirked to describe how people smile or even lift an eyebrow. I *think* these writers mean a small, quick, half smile, but the word quirk doesn't give me a physical reference, so I am making this up. I should add, … Continue reading Quirks of language
Notes on writing related things like genre and not doing research but something else.
On the writing front September has been productive. I have written new poems and sent them on their ways to be considered for publication. I have made progress on short stories, and had helpful feedback from a few different editors who have also sent tips of where to send my writing next. So onward. The … Continue reading Farewell September
On getting useful writing feedback
There's a story I have been writing and rewriting for years. It was a result of a kind of fracture in a longer project I was working on. I abandoned the project in favour of this little story, because it is more interesting, and I am (still) trying to get it right. I thought for … Continue reading Writing alchemy
Yet another piece of personal poetry news...and a cat.