Dear Leo, Collaborations


at New Flash Fiction Review

Sometimes I write. Sometimes I avoid writing and give advice. If I’m lucky I can turn it into writing.

DEAR LEO #1  How to deal with being a failed writer, writing to get in someone’s pants, writing with the blood, and a bunch of other stuff  (April, 2018)

DEAR LEO #2: Even If It Was Crap (May, 2018)

DEAR LEO #3: Dylan McKay is Not That Into Me (July, 2018)

DEAR LEO #4: How to talk to dead writers—and get them to talk back (September, 2018)

DEAR LEO #5: Talk to Someone Weird (and leave the house) (December, 2018)

DEAR LEO #6: Writing Your Inner Child—Or how to see with “Salvador Dali Eyes” (an awesome story by Douglas Campbell that you’re going to wish you wrote yourself) (August, 2019)

DEAR LEO #7:” In Praise of Writing ‘Dull'” Or how a simple writing prompt is better than all the good ideas—” (September, 2020)

Republished in Writer Advice

DEAR LEO #8: “Betty and Veronica—or how opposites attract (the reader)” (October, 2020)

DEAR LEO #9: “The Misfits—How writing outsiders can make you truly, truly outrageous” (November, 2020)

DEAR LEO #10: “When I Was a Teenaged Witch—and other stories practical advice” (December, 2020)

DEAR LEO #11: “French Fry MFA (And getting on your “dark and twisty) (January 2021)

DEAR LEO #12: Keanuland! A disorganized column about trying to stay organized (February, 2021)

“DEAR LEO: The best weirdest advice column everyone is a few people are reading.”

—Anonymous Famous Guy


“Love is Blind” Barrelhouse workshop roundtable, March 2020

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3