These are messy, bona fide words of a midwest millennial’s blog.

My name is Megan, I’m a storyteller and writer in Indianapolis, Indiana. I’ve loved writing since I could pick up a pen and scribble on paper. It was inevitable that when I grew up, went to college, and found a job, I stayed in a vocation that kept me close to stories and the keyboard (or pen and paper, which I prefer). I’ve learned to craft a narrative and turn words into the one thing that I think humans crave most, storytelling.

This blog is a compilation of personal projects, off-the-cuff blog posts, profiles that snapshot midwest living, and a portfolio of my bylines from local and regional publications. When I’m not working at my day job as a assistant editor, I balance this blog, freelance writing projects, and exploring my home state with the occasional trip to local coffee shops. I love to seek out and unearth stories about people in the midwest.

Like many people, I have a complicated relationship with technology and the internet. I’m not sure how I feel about adding my voice to the roar of blogging and the internet, but I have words to write and stories to tell, so here I am. Thanks for stopping by.


Byline Highlights

NaNoWriMo, Are You up for the Challenge?” – 11/9/2019 – NUVO – A group of writers in Indiana and around the globe has a big month ahead. It is the start of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and these Hoosier writers are opening up their laptops and have started typing furiously. They’re on a mission to write 50,000 words within the short 30 days of November.

Spreading Their Wings” – 08/27/19 – Center Grove Magazine and Greenwood Magazine – Ale Emporium’s new extension to Greenwood has game fanatics raving.  

Where To Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day” – 04/25/2019 – Indianapolis Monthly | Celebrate the one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country-the 5th annual Independent Bookstore Day. On Saturday, April 27, literary hubs around the state will give a toast to each bookstore that is run by passionate readers.

Traveler: The Fields Of Michigan” – 04/26/2019 – Indianapolis Monthly | Camping does not necessarily mean roughing it. Don’t believe us? Take a look at , nestled within a lush blueberry farm in South Haven, Michigan, and billed as the Midwest’s first true glamping experience, when it opens June 15.