Poetry Archive :: The Sensual World (Redux)

It has been mentioned elsewhere that this week has very much involved an improvement to process, but that was primarily wrapped around short story writing. This piece has not significantly altered from it's original, when all is said and done. Crucially the verse benefits from an increased awareness of my inner poetic 'voice.' That has … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The Sensual World (Redux)

3am Eternal

https://twitter.com/MoveablePress/status/1108755919062663173 The Mind essay's already gone, by the way. Two passes, a husband edit and BOOM, away it has been sent, to the people I don't really need to read it any more, but hey. It has proved its worth not simply as the mental equivalent of a bowl of Bran Flakes, but as the … Continue reading 3am Eternal

Let the Right One In

Today, we present a lesson in need versus want. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwTLrT9hTU You guys will know about the struggles with short stories last week. This morning, I'd sat down to work on the one idea I though had enough legs to transform into something saleable. It's odd how so much of my mindset has, of late, simply … Continue reading Let the Right One In

Learning to Fly

Some days, it gets old. When publishers use online resources to gather your submissions, but then can't be bothered to offer the same courtesy in order to let you know you didn't make it. When rejection letters are so generic and yet positive as to be, quite frankly, depressing beyond belief. The long periods when … Continue reading Learning to Fly

Poetry Archive :: Regret

This is, in my opinion, as good as the original. You can find that here. Regret Holding belief close to beating heart: how now to begin this story? Commencing belief, honesty placed: strong passion swallowed soul, grasped mind. Our middle movement, soaring, reflective: leading onward, to coda. Beginning, ending; passion departed: transformed bitter memory. Regret … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Regret

Poetry Archive :: Hate

Welcome to Week Two of 'Editing my own Work for Fun' and not only is this still true, but it's becoming very much the learning experience. This, structurally, was a bit of a challenge: working to strict syllable counts has the potential to do my head in on difficult days. As a result, there is a … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Hate

Beautiful Dreamer

https://twitter.com/markdgilliland/status/1106888009478230016 This week has been significant. Despite the fairly huge amount of flailing that took place, we still have potential to produce a useful work of short fiction to hit this particular deadline. Next week therefore has been slightly re-arranged: I have another residency proposal to collate and submit, alongside which a first draft of … Continue reading Beautiful Dreamer