End of Days

My holiday in San Francisco is entering its final days. It feels like I have been here forever, so long that I’ve established a routine and the streets around Union Square now seem very familiar. I’ve had a lovely time seeing old friends from Clarion, and taken time out to read some and write more. San Francisco is a great city for walking, and I have taken Shank’s pony all over the place. And I have been intensely smitten with 826 Valencia. More on this in a future post however.

A few items of interest for this Wednesday evening…

Murky Depths #6 featuring my story Horizon is available as a free download from the magazines website. The story also picked up a nice review at The Fix, which I may or may not have linked to before.

Jeremiah Tolbert tells us writers to stop writing about writing. Its an idea I agree with, particularly in light of a conversation I had with Geoff Ryman that went something like this. GEOFF ‘So what do you write about on your blog’ ME ‘Hmm…writing mostly.’ GEOFF ‘Oh dear. How boring.’ Indeed.

And my Clarion classmate Keffy Kehrli scores his first publication in Sybils Garage #6 with the zombielicious Machine Washable. Whunk Thunk.


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

One thought on “End of Days

  1. I don’t know. I like reading about the sausage-making process of writing, as Tolbert puts it. It helps to be reminded that writing is not some divinely inspired activity, and that it requires a lot of work, even if you’re Neil Gaiman et. al.



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