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Love & Gelato

by Jenna Evans Welch
First sentence: “You’ve had bad days before, right?”
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Release date: April 12, 2016… 255 more words


Tell Me Three Things

by Julie Buxbaum
First sentence: “Seven hundred and thirty-three days after my mom died, forty-five days after my dad eloped with a stranger he met on the Internet, thirty days after we then up and moved to California, and only seven days after starting as a junior at a brand-new school where I know approximately no one, an email arrives.” 341 more words



This monologue was originally intended to feature inĀ Such a Nice Girl, the play I wrote for the Just Festival in 2014. The character was cut and the play went in a different direction, but this piece has been used once or twice as a standalone monologue. 863 more words

Jen McGregor

The "Sad Girls with Dead Dads" Club

My newest article is live over at The Odyssey. Check it out, share it, and remind yourself that it’s okay to feel things some of the time.


The Key to Extraordinary

by Natalie Lloyd
First sentence: “It is a known fact that the most extraordinary moments in a person’s life come disguised as ordinary days.”
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Kill the Boy Band

by Goldy Moldavsky
First sentence: “People have called me crazy.”
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Release date: February 23, 2016
Review copy provided by the publisher. 320 more words


Realising You Have Recurring Themes And Plot Devices In Your Writing

Last year, I read an article in the Writers Victoria monthly magazine where a writer was digitising her back catalogue with the assistance of her daughter. 739 more words

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