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Last week, I attended my first ever protest, where at 28, I was 20 years older than many of my fellow protestors. This protest, the School Strike for Climate Change, came at the end of a week where I’ve been thinking a lot about the future, and the nature of stories. Specifically, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading My first, perfectly-imperfect protest
I’ve been working on what I’ve come to think of as ‘this writing thing’ for a while now. It was always there, in fact if you go back to the first time I made something up it’s probably been twenty years, but if you look back to the moment I decided I wanted to be … Continue reading Welcome to Bellevue – Introduction
“When we have AI that’s able to write a good story, that’s it. That’s when humanity is done. We’ll officially be obsolete. Of course, Elon Musk is really invested in AI at the moment, and if anyone can do it, it’s that guy.” The above snippet came a conversation with one of my colleagues … Continue reading Future Storytellers
‘The publishing industry is dying.’ That’s a pretty scary thought for anyone, let alone a writer with a few manuscripts in the bottom drawer and the hope of seeing them on a bookstore shelf one day. It’s also not what you hope to hear after flying halfway around the world to learn about the … Continue reading ‘The End’ is Just the Beginning: What a week in New York City taught me about the future of publishing
I made up this word to help me express a fear I never knew I had. I’ve never thought of myself as a particularly literary writer. This wasn’t an intentional decision, much the opposite. Being literary seemed like a more intentional choice to me. It felt like it was an active decision to wrestle … Continue reading ‘Literophobia’
My first real gig as a writer was working as a freelance music journalist. I use the word 'gig' here intentionally because more often than not, I was in it for the tickets. A few of these magazines did pay, but most of them were freebies. That said, they were fun freebies, and they gave … Continue reading The Best of Beat (with some stuff on the side)