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About definitelynotapoet

View my work in Skirt Quarterly, Untethered, Vagabond Citylit, the Quilliad and Tracer Publishing.

Coursera: The Craft of Plot A2

The second lesson of the course is on structure. Brando Skyhorse (the instructor) promotes a 5 act structure called the ABDCE structure. A – Action (what draw the reader in, something physical the character is doing) B – Background (essential … Continue reading

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Coursera: The Craft of Plot A1

As someone who mainly writes poetry, I find developing a plot the most difficult part of writing a shorty story. I love setting up a world and developing characters, but struggle putting them through their paces or developing layers of events … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Nephew

And to all my Christian, post-christian, post-religion, and all my lgbtq+ family out there. Take care of yourselves this season. Wishing you all the hope and revolution of the Magnificat. — To My Nephew, December 4, 2015 She cried, you … Continue reading

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Viscosity at Twisted Sister LitMag

The lovely folks at Twisted Sister Litmag just published a fantastic food issue with my fabulous writerly buddies: Kim (@foxyouverymuch) and Vanessa (@vanessalevpom), and me! But beware, stories may include some gross (and awesome) descriptions, death and dying, food-porn esque descriptions. … Continue reading

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Review: Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey

Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey Authorial intent: To “Lay down our ideas, our neatly organized Bible verses, our carefully crafted arguments,…to really talk about womanhood, the church.” To have a campfire roundtable story-telling evening. I don’t think she achieves this, … Continue reading

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On trying to get published

As a writer, the platform of a blog is a special space that provides what is often a lonely endeavour with a sense of community. We receive feedback fairly quickly once we’ve got our little space of the internet carved … Continue reading

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Getting my groove back

I don’t have writers block. In fact, in the last three weeks I’ve been more writerly-productive than in the previous 6 months combined. What I’m finding, though, is I’ve got a major distaste for photography right now. I’m not even … Continue reading

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