The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction

I did something truly insane today. I submitted a piece of work to The New Yorker. It was a piece I've been working on for about two months now, a short story that follows a young girl in the run-up to a natural disaster. I went through about six edits to get to the final…Read more The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction

Writing Warm-Up Exercise: The List Of Words

I usually approach writing exercises in the same way I approach actual exercise: with a sense of dread. There's something about being forced to be creative that sends me into a cold sweat. But I'm doing a Masters in Creative Writing, so obviously, I have very little choice in the matter. When the tutor tells…Read more Writing Warm-Up Exercise: The List Of Words