Month: April 2013

Story sale: Word for word

I’m pleased to say I’ve sold my story “Word for Word” to Waylines Magazine. Waylines is fairly new, and pays pro rates, and has an exciting aesthetic (it combines fiction and short film). I expect it to be published soon; I’ll post a link…

Monster goes here

The new novel (working title: Grub Street) is progressing well. It’s at about 18,700 words, which is roughly 20 per cent. I’ve done several major revisions already on those 18,700 words, which goes against the standard writing advice to finish the whole first draft…

April’s mitigated cruelty, Part 1

April, 2013 will not go down in the book of my life as my favourite month. For one thing: Boston. There are other things, but they all look personal or petty in comparison. (Do I mention the bombing in Boston and then complain about…

Story published: “A Pair of Ragged Claws”

In March, I sold my story “A Pair of Ragged Claws” to Black Treacle, which is a new Canadian online fiction magazine. It was posted today, as part of the second issue. I’ve been impressed with both issues and happy to see this magazine…