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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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I Like Boom, You Like Boom

17th Feb 2010 in Writing

Surely I’m not the only person to see the undeniable connection between these two songs… I hope the Black-Eyed Peas are paying Flight of the Conchords some royalties.

Pedro Loves Me – But Who Is Pedro?

11th Feb 2010 in Personal

Last year I moved in with my girlfriend, which involved sorting through many boxes of old and forgotten things. Here is one of the old things I had forgotten: I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA who Pedro is. I’ve never met anyone called Pedro in my life. Who is this man? Why do I have his photo? Why does he say he loves me? Was I at some point a mail-order bride, and I have now forgotten? Not only has this…

Nine Reasons Why A Creative Writing Degree Is Freaking Sweet

7th Feb 2010 in Writing

So maybe you’re a writer, and maybe you’ve been thinking: ‘Hey, my writing could be more intellectual/less intellectual/more commercial/less commercial if I got a degree in Creative Writing – and all the lit mags love those degree kids!’ As a recent Creative Writing MLitt graduate, I present to you my list of Nine Reasons Why A Creative Writing Degree Is Freaking Sweet. I have some extra letters after my name. Obviously I don’t use actually sign things ‘Kirsty Logan, BA…

The Cost of Creating

1st Feb 2010 in Writing

Everyone I know has two job titles: the one they get paid to do, and the one they wish they got paid to do. I’m a waitress/writer. My girlfriend is a graphic designer/musician, and my brother is a lighting tech/filmmaker. They do the former to afford the equipment and studio time to do the latter, but as a writer I don’t need to pay for electronics or locations. Writers don’t really need tools to create their art. A paper and…

Top 5 of 2009

21st Jan 2010 in Writing

Okay, so I’m a bit late with this list, but it’s been a busy month. First, books. I read 86 books last year (30 novels, 11 short story collections, 11 poetry collections, 14 non-fiction, 13 young adult novels, and 7 graphic novels). The following is a short list of my favourites, only a couple of which were actually published in 2009. Books Rain – Kirsty Gunn (somewhere between poetry, short fiction, and a novel) The Blood of Strangers – Frank…

The Selfish Writer

20th Jan 2010 in Personal

I am an inconsiderate writer. I never change names and I never disguise events. I never pretend that anything is fiction, because it rarely is. I write about my own hurts and the hurts I caused, on purpose and in revenge. I’d write about you, and I wouldn’t even ask you whether it was okay. I would never purposefully hurt someone’s feelings in my daily life, but in writing everyone I’ve ever met is just fodder for stories. For reasons…