Writing Tag – My Writing Process

Hemingway slogan about writingMy Writing Process is a series of blog posts in which authors ‘tag’ each other to answer some questions about their work. Matt Potter asked me to take part, along with Paul Combs.

About Matt Potter

Matt Potter is an Australian writer born and based in Adelaide, who keeps part of his pysche in Berlin.  He is the founding editor of Pure Slush.  Matt has also been nominated for the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll’s Best Magazine / e-zine Editor.

What am I working on?

I am working on my last 4 stories for Pure Slush’s 2014 A Year in Stories. Continue reading

UNCOV/rd Interview

 

Susan Tepper interviews me about Glass Animals at UNCOV/rd. She touches on a couple of my “issues” and two of my favorite stories from the collection. Here’s an excerpt.

ST:  Speaking of troubling behavior, let’s discuss your story Sacred in This Light.  This story is lyrical prose with legs, one that creeps up on the reader.  It’s a story of a profound misdeed.  You wrote:

The ground is a battlefield of shadow and light.  Do worms worship flame?  Will ants build monuments to this night?

Despite everything going on this story, I didn’t hate your character.  I should have, but you turned me!  And I still don’t know how you did.   Rather, Continue reading