How NaNoWriMo helped me finish my novel

Send your inner critic into another room to play with some crayons while you write your first draft. Just Write. Don’t aim for perfect prose at this point. Let the story flow. Continue reading How NaNoWriMo helped me finish my novel

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“A promising but problematic debut” – Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

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Jennie Melamed’s debut novel, Gather the Daughters, drags us into a strange society on an isolated island where gender roles are twisted and magnified. It depicts a dystopian future, not unlike that in Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, in which the women are kept under strict control and play a very limited role in the society they live in. They are used… Continue reading “A promising but problematic debut” – Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

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Short story featured on a podcast

I have a short story featured on a brand new podcast! As some of you may already know that I’m not just a copywriter. I also write short stories. Sometimes those stories get published. And sometimes those stories get featured on brand new awesome podcasts showcasing music and literature in a kind of industrial, epic mash of curious noise and stories. Continue reading Short story featured on a podcast

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The Mechanic

A new short story from one of my favourite writers.  ‘You’re already fifteen minutes late to pick me up. I’m standing in the front hall in my baby-doll dress and prairie boots, pretending to inspect a photograph of my young grandmother releasing a seagull from her sandy hand, when Dad comes in from his office. He scans me up and down. “Boots? It’s summer, doll."’ … Continue reading The Mechanic