What it’s like writing personal stuff on the Internet

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A little over a month ago, I pitched a feature story to a website that I’m a fan of, Hello Giggles. It’s a women’s lifestyle website with plenty of interesting, first-person stories about the highs and lows of life for women of my general demographic, mixed with op-ed style pieces about current affairs that relate to women, and lighter, fun, humorous articles reminiscent of Buzzfeed (but with more depth). Anyway, I really like the site, and as an aspiring writer seeking a little bit of exposure, I was over the moon when they agreed to publish it.

Despite my impending Internet fame and glory, however, I couldn’t really tell many people about it – because I didn’t want them to read it. The story I sent to Hello Giggles was about what it’s like to have your first kiss in your twenties. Continue reading

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Reading, writing, rest and relaxation retreat

reading writing rest port macquarie holiday

I went away for five days to Port Macquarie, and it was glorious. My goal was to get started writing a few pieces to later submit to various publications, to get through reading some books, and to just relax as much as possible. To this end, I did a lot of beachgoing, went for walks, and sat in various cafes with my laptop to partake in coffee and/or delicious food while writing. Continue reading