Hello, it’s Me(linda)

Well that didn't take as long as I thought it would! Rebranding: complete. 🎉😊 Some of you may have noticed I changed my name on Twitter yesterday (but not my handle, it's punny and still accurate and I'm keeping it). Adieu and farewell to my pen name, Alison Juste, I shan't forget you. 👋 I… Continue reading Hello, it’s Me(linda)

Rebranding – Coming Soon

I want writing to be, publicly, openly, a piece of me; as obviously me as my curly hair.

Blogiversary – 6 Years On

H-hi? Yes, I've been gone a while, but! I totally have legit excuses, and here they are: I have no excuse. I've had all the time in the world since work ended back in May (10 months ago!?) despite some traveling around Australia before my sudden move a month later. But honestly, a part of… Continue reading Blogiversary – 6 Years On

All the Types: Stories & Supporting Characters #DIYMFA

Happy nearly-June! 😨 How did we get here-- why isn't time pausing?? My watch flat-lined two weeks ago, but the calendar's still going! (Rude.) Fell off the wagon as usual... My work contract ended a couple of weeks ago, and I just came back from a 10 day trip celebrating that accomplishment. Ok no, it… Continue reading All the Types: Stories & Supporting Characters #DIYMFA

Contests & Blog Updates

Happy (very belated) Chinese New Year! 🎉🎊🎆🐕 Dogs are finally getting the recognition they deserve (again). But what about dogs under the couch/car/table? Underdogs too shall be recognized. 🐶👑 Ha. Ha ha? 🐾 (I need some fluff cuddling...) Real life has been... interesting of late, to put it mildly, and one of the several reasons for my lack… Continue reading Contests & Blog Updates

5 Year Blogiversary

Happy birthday blog! 🎉🎂 You're nearly old enough for kindergarten! I was going to write a longer, perhaps sentimental, post, yet sadly-- I failed to draft this appropriately ahead of time, woke up with a killer migraine, and slept over half the day. Welcome to life. 😬😴 Five years ago, I had just made the difficult… Continue reading 5 Year Blogiversary

Cinematic Short Story Contest Update!

Squeeeeeee! 🤩 Ahem, forgive me. The email took me by surprise this morning (pros of living in a different timezone?), but very excited to announce I'm a semifinalist for Screencraft's Cinematic Short Story Contest!! 😍 I'm part of the top 12%?? Wow. 😲 WOW! 😳😁 Now I have another month (ish) to wait for the winners announcement, but I… Continue reading Cinematic Short Story Contest Update!

Fear Not Resistance, It Lights Your Path #DIYMFA

I'm back, as promised! (Wait, I can actually keep those??)  A bit later than I promised, but I made it back, so that's a win in my book. DIY MFA Book Club has actually ended, but I still want to answer all the prompts (im)patiently sitting in my inbox, and no one can tell me… Continue reading Fear Not Resistance, It Lights Your Path #DIYMFA

Best (Worst?) Practices, An Odyssey #DIYMFA

Happy February! I meant to answer this prompt earlier, but I had a story to write for NYC Midnight's #shortstorychallenge2018! Sad to say procrastination grabbed a hold of me by Wednesday, throwing all productivity aside (engaging all the fear monsters though), but I managed to write 1,500 (aka most of it) on Saturday and of… Continue reading Best (Worst?) Practices, An Odyssey #DIYMFA

Creativity: Wh’re Doth Thee Cometh From? #DIYMFA

G'day! This post is a tad late, as life happened (including Exciting News!!), but I'm honoring my reality and that is prioritizing writing a brand new story for the NYCMidnight #shortstorychallenge2018! This prompt, ironically enough, required more thinking that the last one. Who gets writer's block about creativity!? ... Me, that's who. 😞 Perhaps my lazy… Continue reading Creativity: Wh’re Doth Thee Cometh From? #DIYMFA