klt: the blog

Why don’t you get a real/better/higher-paying job?

Why don’t you get a real/better/higher-paying job?

Coming out of a writing retreat or conference is always difficult. The transition from being surrounded by writers who understand the struggle (of writing, of creating a life conducive to writing, of getting published) to people who don’t feels like an extreme version of jet lag. (It’s the same when I come home from a...

Migraine moon revolving around Person earth

Miss Migraine: Migraine sun vs. migraine moon

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on August 11, 2012. I’ve hung this sketch on my wall, right next to my computer, to remind me that migraines don’t control my life: I do. If you’d...

Miss Migraine: If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

Miss Migraine: If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on August 15, 2012. If you plan a trip to the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, and you suffer from chronic migraines, do not eat a red...

Adventures in writing conferences: AWP 2018

Adventures in writing conferences: AWP 2018

Last week I went to Tampa for the 2018 AWP Conference. For those of you who aren’t familiar with AWP, it’s the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and each year they hold a huge conference in a different city (next year is Portland!). It’s an exhausting three days full of craft talks, discussion panels,...