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"Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden."

- Cormac McCarthy, The Road


My favorite genres to read and write are Dystopian fiction and Micropoetry, but Western storytelling and its grittiness has had my heart for a long time. I often find myself combining elements of Dystopian classics to more Western-themed work. I like to write about the burning world and all its lack of cleanliness and clarity, and I like it even more when I can read something like McCarthy's, "The Road," which is post-apocalyptic in its setting and much further down the timeline than my own fiction.

I'd describe my editing style as picky; I like to hone in on sentences and whittle away at specific words or turn-of-phrases and make sure each sentence has the correct amount of emphasis placed on it. I try not to miss the forest for the trees, but many beautiful trees make a beautiful forest. When I help someone renegotiate a sentence into something that really strikes the reader, that's when I know I've done a good job!

Image by Nick Fewings



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