A professional playwright told me today that I have a natural gift for writing, she was tremendously impressed with my talent, and that I’m a rockstar.
i think i’ve found the perfect title for my play.
We’re at the pastry place and I don’t make my joke about the plain cookies, about how the people who buy them deserve to be shot.
sometimes i’m just so done with fiction class.
In my fiction workshop today, some guy wrote at the top of his comments: “PASS THE BECKDEL TEST”
1. I do, several times
2. It’s “Bechdel,” not “Beckdel”
and 3. In a short story about a college freshman trying to find female friendship away from her boyfriend, she’s gonna talk a lot about her boyfriend.
The characters are a bunch of tipsy freshmen girls looking to gossip and have some fun. Of course the majority of the conversation will be focused on dudes. If I consciously tried to insert some overt feminist agenda where the girls make a point of not discussing the boyfriend, this story, the story I want to write, wouldn’t make any sense.
I think the funniest part of this whole thing is that there IS a narrative specifically concerned with finding happiness and an identity with other girls, and isn’t the kind of thing the Bechdel test (which I absolutely, undoubtedly passed) specifically encourages?
I dunno, man. I appreciate critique on my writing, but not when it’s both inaccurate and the result of someone else pushing their own personal agenda on my work, with buzzwords that aren’t even spelled correctly.
did i ever tell you about the time i wrote a play about kinky handcuff sex gone hilariously wrong for my drama writing class and everyone had to do a reading of it out loud.
interviewing Karen Gillan for Lucky magazine has undoubtedly been the absolute highlight of my entire writing career so far.
i’m majoring in creative writing with a minor in text posts.
Easily one of the best compliments I’ve ever received on my work. Thank you very much!
I write a lot of short stories, mostly about awkward people in awkward situations. I wrote a bunch of articles for Lucky magazine’s website too, as well as articles for a Broadway theatre reviews website. I’ve written some poetry, too.
I also wrote a short play about kinky handcuff sex gone hilariously wrong.
(You can find most of my published writing here! I only post my short stories and poems that have been previously published elsewhere or given an award to prevent copyright/theft stuff since I’m crazy paranoid about that.)