The pesky art of being an author
So I’ve been writing blogs post for a while now. They’re all about the things that keep me and my writing going. There’s blogs about my writing and creative process, and about working towards being publish. There’s tales about my delicious dykiness and luscious lesbianity and how that fits in with the world of books and writing. And there’s posts about the things that keep me grounded and inspired: my bike (Truelove), my fecund garden, and my darling cat who sits next to me when I write (she’s a sweetie, well, when she isn’t biting me because my typing fingers annoy her). They’re all here, along with some stories for you to read.
Okay, so there is that thing where lesbian writers are trying to even the score. In the past lesbian characters were merely put into stories to be killed off. It was, well, still is, seriously a thing. So there are a heap of lesbian writers who are making strong characters who win and survive, some… Continue reading Balancing the Score and Killing my Ex-darlings →
A dragon came to me in my sleep last night. She kissed my eyelids gently with her hot tongue and made me cry. As she dried my eyes, she gently unfolded one scarlet wing. Inside the opening, close to her body, I saw my fears, cowering like new-borns. I ran to her and picked them… Continue reading Dragon in the Moon →
I bumped into her up at the Mount Vic Lookout. At first, I didn’t recognise her.
‘It’s Jenny,’ she stated, pulling back her hair.
‘Fuck, so it is,’ I said.
‘Still swearing,’ she noted, rolling her eyes.
‘Of course,’ I smiled, instantly remembering some of the sweet little reasons we’d split up all those years before…… Continue reading The Garage →
It is time to revamp my website. I like the colours but it needs work and much love! So, my task this next lunar cycle: sort this site out; do a nice fat edit and rewrite of my latest story drafts; and enjoy the coldest month in this season of chill. Plan!
So, it goes like this- there’s a global pandemic and a third of the world’s population is under some form of lockdown or social restriction; schools are shut down, people are queuing for food, hospitals are overflowing. If I’d written this as a plot premise last September it would have been just another piece if… Continue reading A wee story for the lockdown: Locked Down with Lindsay →
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock My rating: 4 of 5 stars So this was slow to get started. I only kept reading because a friend said it was her most favourite book and I’ve read some of her writing and it’s great. So I figured she knew what she was talking… Continue reading The Devil All the Time- Book review →
So, I took the Goodreads reading challenge and decided I’d read 52 books in 2019. I will set this years as the same. Here’s the link. 52 is a lot! But then again I love reading, so as a challenge it is a bit of a cheat. Still, I did get to the end of… Continue reading 52 weeks, 52 books: Things I read in 2019 →
Recently there have been some lovely changes in my life. The main one being I have a new job. I was working at an art college and so I spent most of my week talking ‘creativity’ to art students. That kind of had an impact on my writing in two ways. It meant I was… Continue reading Monkey, Delicate and Mutual →
Recently I’ve been working on un-learning. As we make our way through life we come across these little patches of wild nonsense that have grown from words other people have sown in our heads and hearts. So, every now and then I take the time to have a good clear-out, to look at the seedlings,… Continue reading Unlearning Structure →
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