Go here to read my article in The Skinny about how to tell the world that you’re a giant queer. It even got a shout-out on AfterEllen, which is the most exciting thing that’s happened to me ALL YEAR. I feel like a celebrity. An extremely minor, un-famous celebrity whom no-one knows. Which is still a step up.
It’s only when I finally give in and say I can’t possibly do something that I actually get off my arse and do it. Why is that? Anyway, here is my afore-promised: Two Thousand and Nine In Kirsty-Shaped Review I appear to have done nothing at all in January except be hungover and write bad poetry. So let’s skip quickly over it. February New work in Chronogram, Salome, Velvet. March Spent a week in Alicante New work in Membra Disjecta,…
10th Jan 2010 in Writing
So 2010 has only just begun, and I have a handful of new publications that I need to mention. They’ve all been out for at least a week (or a fortnight or even a month), but I haven’t mentioned them yet. This is because I thought to myself “The next blog post I make will be a review of 2009, so I can’t update about anything else until I have reviewed 2009”. And then I never got around to thinking…
2nd Jan 2010 in Uncategorised
What do Neil Gaiman, Ali Smith, Nick Cave, and Margaret Atwood have in common? Stolen Stories! Stolen Stories is a 10-week evening class at Glasgow University on using mythology, fairy tales, history, and classic literature to create original fiction. Classes begin on the 14th of January, and run 7pm-9pm on Thursdays. The cost is £75 for the 10-week course. If you have any questions, please email me.
1st Jan 2010 in Writing
Towards the end of December, the pages of my day-planner are whiter than the 4am snow. Every other week of the year is full of black scribbles, crossings-out, and attempts to do three different things in three different places during one Wednesday lunchtime. But those December days! Blank and free; perfect for writing. I can finish my novel, write some new poems, start that screenplay I keep boring people with. I’ll get to it, right after I eat my turkey…
29th Nov 2009 in Uncategorised
Now it’s time for an early night, hot chocolate, and a trashy crime thriller. Damn, I’m so rock ‘n’ roll.