Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about M.C. St. John. Here is our twist on an interview.

  • A quote that inspires you:

  • Your writing process described as a song: Josh Ritter to the dogs or whoever
  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

Writing keeps me sharp. People notice when I haven’t written for a while, because they will see a faraway look in my eyes, the telltale sign of a man without paper, pencil, or time to take down the idea that has popped into his head. Only when I write—at a good clip, and often—does my inner world line up with the outer, like the lenses of 3-D glasses. I write to see more, and better. With all of the marvelous details waiting to be found, who wouldn’t?

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

Sin Eater” published in the Tiny Folktales issue of Chicago Literati.

M.C. St. John is a Chicago writer. His works have been published in After Hours Press, Chicago Literati, Ink in Thirds, Literary Orphans, Maudlin House, Quail Bell Magazine, Word Branch, Unbroken Journal, and Vignette Review. His short story collection Other Music was recently published; he is currently working on another.


Website: mcstjohn.com
Instagram: @oolyboolypress

See you next week, with another not-so-typical interview.

About the Author Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.

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