Become More Creative and Productive: Listen To Your Body

creativity and productivity - autumn christian blog

I have this romanticized image of what it means to be a productive writer. I’m in a locked room, alone, with the moonlight filtering through a giant window and alighting the spines of ancient tomes beside my work desk. The computer monitor glows. Drone music plays through big headphones. I’m wearing nothing but a big […]

What Chaos Teaches Us

Autumn Christian and what Chaos taught me

I spent most of my early 20s in bars and strange houses. I slept on dirty floors in cold rooms and in strange beds surrounded with red mirrors. I’ve stumbled in six-inch platform heels more times than i care to remember, and have kissed many people who probably shouldn’t breed. I became ‘Nameless’, the girl who could […]

Discipline: From Pain to Joy

Writing and discipline, the key is joy

Everyone knows that discipline is required to achieve great success, and also that we all probably need more of it. It’s the secret ingredient that is usually comprised of bitterness and self-loathing. We push ourselves by decrying our flesh as weak and our brains as stupid. We bully ourselves to force our bodies into a […]

I’ve Changed, and So Has My Writing

Someone put up a picture on Instagram of a quote from one of my stories in Ecstatic Inferno. And my primal brain knew that it was my writing, but in a way I couldn’t accept it, because the words that I had written were so far from my current state. It was as if I […]

Women Up To No Good: Kickstarter

Upper Rubber Boot Books is publishing two anthologies featuring speculative fiction women writers: Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good & Sharp & Sugar Tooth.   My never before published story, “Flowers for Dogman” will be in the anthology Broad Knowledge, along with 35 other awesome women writers. If you’d like to support the […]

How to Write Sentences Sharp Enough To Slice The Shadow Off The Moon

  My goal has always been to have someone be able to open a book of mine and immediately recognize it as an Autumn Christian novel. Writers like Bukowski, Faulkner, Pahlanuik, and Poppy Z. Brite are immediately identifiable because of the way they structure their prose. I consider it the mark of a highly skilled […]