"Does Writing Autofiction Mean I'm Self-Absorbed?"

Autofiction doesn’t automatically interpret as being self-absorbed or narcissistic. There are plenty of good reasons why someone would write autofiction rather than either a memoir or a purely fictional story. However, autofiction can also come with some pitfalls.

"How is Everyone Else Able to Write for a Living?"

The US has a problem with condemning hardship while simultaneously glorifying it. The major problem with carroting is it paints a false picture of success and failure, and consequently makes the rest of us feel inferior when we’re unable to hit the mark.

"How Do I Deal with Imposter Syndrome?"

I approached it like a golden lab crashing a wedding buffet. I wasn’t supposed to be there, but damn if I wasn’t going to cram my mouth with as much food as possible while they yanked me off the table.

"Do I Have to Include Covid in My Plot?"

To my memory, it’s not unlike the situation writers faced after the 2016 election. Suddenly, the United States was upended in a way nobody could ignore, and to not acknowledge it in a plot felt like a blatant disregard to the point of distraction for some readers.