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Let's Write that first Draft!

I’m going to talk about my experience of my first draft. It took me 3 years to finish it, just because i left the story and forgot about it and return to write it 6 month later, because I wasn’t serious about it. 920 more words

First Draft

Precious things

The other day I was grappling with my laptop as it writhed in the throes of free-Windows-10-update agony, its screen flickering black every half second and rendering it funcitonally useless, no matter how many times I restarted or tried booting up in safe mode. 908 more words

The V-Log

On dating my father.

“That was the thing about the world: it wasn’t that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn’t expect.” ― … 1,090 more words


Oreo Cookies | Chapter 1 | Part 2

Natasha – Black on the Outside continued…

I ate lunch alone. At the very back of the cafeteria closest to the door. I stared at my wrist, pinching the skin. 1,463 more words

Short Fiction

Writing Lessons from Paris

I recently returned from Paris after completing my third residency as part of New York University’s Paris Writers Program. Another year – and two more residencies to go –  and hopefully I’ll have an MFA, and more importantly, a decent draft of my… 1,017 more words

Posts By The Dame In Spain

The Best Piece of Marketing Advice for Indie Authors

There is a plethora of information out there about how to market your work when you are self-publishing, but this is the best piece of advice I have found – short and sweet and to the point.


Why people plan

I realised today why it is that so much writing advice can be summed up in “have a plan and stick to it”: because the alternative – just winging it – doesn’t get you to where you want to be a lot of the time. 1,691 more words