I’m an English Lit PhD student and freelance editor eeking out a living on the west coast, where I read, write, and research fraudulent mediums of the late 19th century.
I have 9 years of experience as a writer, 5 years of experience in formal critique settings, and 1.5 years as a blogger, in addition to a year of classroom experience as a TA for undergraduate literature classes. I currently hold a Bachelors of Science in English and Mathematics, and am entering the second year of a PhD program.
About the Blog
This is a blog devoted to the craft of fiction. Most of the articles on this site are geared towards identifying common writing problems, examining why these things don’t work, and presenting possible solutions or tips for prevention. The content covers a wide range of topics, including plotting, character development, and some of the finer points like writing mechanics. I also tend to bring in a focus on queer and feminist issues in fiction and the importance of representation.
Updates are posted on Fridays, usually late in the day.