I'm Alaina Johns. You and I are going to have words. 

I always wanted to hold cool bugs, adopt a shelter dog, and be a professional writer. Perhaps refrain from impugning any of these life choices. 

I'm a Philadelphia, PA-based freelance writer, and I'm the editor-in-chief of Broad Street Review, Philly's hub for arts, culture and commentary. I'm also currently a contributor at CityWide Stories, a monthly online magazine for news, culture and innovation in Philly, and Keystone Edge, a statewide online magazine.

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Instagram: Memes and conversation at @dontyouwantarealjob

Twitter: @writer_Alaina_J

There will be no brunch, no workouts of any kind, no beauty products, and no infants.   

It's possible my dog has more followers than I do: @chorkie_ginny_johns 

As a writer, I have one motto. Well, maybe two. First: Fiction need not apply. But also: If you need it written, it's likely I can tackle it.