The best writing advice I've ever received
advice, being a writer, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health, writing woes

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received

You can do more. This doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough right now, it means you contain multitudes, you are a powerful force full of too many stories to tell the same one over and over.

Self-care
20-something miseries, advice, being a writer, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Today’s Hard-Won Lesson in Self-Care

To everybody out there struggling to take care of themselves, to get their work done, to take a shower, to get out of bed, to breathe in and out, I get it and I’m with you. We can get better at this self-care stuff together.

advice, being a writer, how-to, writing woes

How That Guy You Hate Got Published in The New Yorker

The only way to get published anywhere is to actually submit your work. That guy might have gotten published because he was a man or because he has “life experience,” but ultimately, he got published because he submitted.

Writer in a coffee shop with coffee
being a writer, how-to, things you might find funny, writing woes

How to Look Like a Real Writer at a Coffee Shop

Whenever I put on my combat boots and layer a chunky sweater over a sundress, I hear a little voice in my head all day long that says “Fuck yeah, I am providing a valuable service because I have a marketable skill.” You just don’t get that vibe from your underwear (or maybe you do, in which case, kudos).

Sparkly dungeons and dragons dice
being a writer, dungeons and dragons, nerd stuff, things you might find funny, writing woes

6 Reasons Why Dungeons and Dragons Was Not Meant for Writers

I get to hang out in a bar with my friends once a week, and I roll sparkly pink dice to determine if I successfully shoot a demon through its nonexistent heart, which is exactly the kind of femme fatale shit I’m looking for. But as a writer, I’ve noticed that my personality is not always overly compatible with D&D.