My Newest Project

I have been writing novels for 12 years now, which makes me sound really old but the truth is, like most good things, I started at a young age. The young adult fiction novel that I’ve been penning won’t be shared unfortunately on this blog, mostly for copyright and publishing reasons. However, I am comfortable sharing a collection of short stories that I have been working on for quite a bit.

Life after college, and I use this term lightly as I am still very much in the vortex of creative freedom conventionally dubbed unem-proper-ployment, was difficult for me. Before launching CF Magazine, I had a very emotional and terrible break up that (wait for it) influenced my writing. My melancholic pieces were less about the break up and more about self-destruction and wallowing in self-pity. The novel is titled Club 22, for reasons that will be shared much later. While I have no plans of sharing the entirety of it, for reasons said above, I do plan on sharing short stories that are similar in tone and content to that of the novel. Since moving to Brooklyn, I am becoming more comfortable with sharing my poetry and fiction, instead of just sharing my journalism work- which I have been doing for quite some time.

I was inspired by the way in which Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture,” a short film that documented the post-graduate life of a character, had evolved into the HBO series “Girls.” I must add that I wrote Club 22 probably around the same time that Dunham was working on Tiny Furniture, but what inspired me most was the way that promoting a smaller piece of a project could lead to a well-received whole.

This is my version of the synecdoche.

Also, back when I was a cheeky 22-year-old, I made sure to dedicate my novel, Club 22, to the 99 percent. That still holds true.





Published by Kristyn Potter

Founder of Left Bank Media. Editor of Left Bank Magazine. Copywriter. I write about music, and New York mostly.