Here’s my microfiction that appeared in the newsletter of 50 Give or Take!
I’ve always enjoyed dabbling in microfiction because it’s a quick and easy way to try out different styles or ideas.
It also helps me to focus and distill what I’d like to express in a limited number of words.
The first microfiction I wrote was quite some time ago during my teenage years. I’ve not written as much microfiction as I would’ve liked to since then, but who knows, maybe I’ll get hit with the right combination of inspiration and motivation one of these days.
About Jessica Bell
I was thankful that Jessica Bell included my microfiction Heartbeat in one of the 50 Give or Take newsletters as I enjoyed writing the piece (it was rejected by a couple of other microfiction online platforms).
I read a couple of Jessica’s online interviews and found them very inspiring from the perspective of an indie author.
JESSICA BELL: Jessica is an award-winning author/poet, writing/publishing coach, graphic designer, and singer-songwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to having published a memoir, four novels, three poetry collections, and her bestselling Writing in a Nutshell series, she has been featured in a variety of publications and ABC Radio National shows such as Publisher’s Weekly, The Guardian, and Poetica.
VINE LEAVES PRESS: Vine Leaves likes to blur the line between commercial and experimental works. Some of the books they publish include book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoirs, and character-driven novels with a literary flavor.
INTERVIEWS: I enjoyed these two interviews where Jessica shared tips on building an author brand and book sales not being the be-all and end-all with indie publishing success. If you’re an indie author who struggles with the commercial or business aspects of publishing, I highly recommend checking out those interviews.
What Else I’ve Been Up To
My one and only crime poem so far will appear on The Five-Two in early March.
If I write enough quality poems after a while, I might put them together in a chapbook.
I’m juuuuuuuust about to reach the half-way point with one of my book projects.