Another question for E.C. Fuller

Q: If you could talk to your novice-writer self, what bit of advice would you give?

A: There’s a difference between being a writer and being a storyteller, and the faster you understand the difference, the happier you’ll be with your own work. Better still if you understand the basic definition of a story: a story is about someone trying to do something difficult and how they change inwardly as a result. But don’t abandon your love of stories of ideas, philosophies, or other abstract things, because — though it’ll be more difficult to write about those things — those are what fulfill you and make your stories so unique. And more people will love them than you think!

And don’t be afraid to change what/how you write if you think it means betraying yourself. If you change in order to better chase your dreams, then you become more you than if you changed nothing.


E.C. Fuller’s story “The Heebie-Jeebie Beam
in Metaphorosis Friday, 29 July 2022.
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More about E.C. Fuller

E.C. Fuller grew up in Claremore, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016. She is the short story category winner of the 41st Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest hosted by the Tulsa City-County Library and received an honorable mention in the young adult novel category of the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Annual Writing Contest. She has been published in the Tulsa Review, Metaphorosis, and Hexagon Speculative Fiction Magazine. She lives and works in Tulsa, OK.

www.ecfullersbooks.com, @birdshapedhat


E.C. Fuller’s story “The Heebie-Jeebie Beam
in Metaphorosis Friday, 29 July 2022.
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It came from E.C. Fuller

E.C. Fuller’s story “Singot” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 2 July 2021. “Singot” was inspired by two things: a screenshot of a Tumblr post about how kindergarten teachers are perfect for teaching people how to be human and an NPR podcast about anthropologists believing they had discovered a new emotion. The idea that you could discover a new emotion gripped me. I had recently realized I was asexual, and I didn’t like it at …