This weekend I will be accompanying the lovely Mrs P to the Jane Austen festival in Bath. To be more specific, I will be accompanying her to the Regency Ball at the Jane Austen festival. I’m not entirely sure how I came to agree to this, because it involves two things at which I am […]
Hehe. My fake author bio made it to the shortlist in the Poetic Asides contest! Not entirely sure whether this is one to add to the CV or not 🙂
It’s always fascinating looking at website stats, especially when your site is into its third month of existence and is beginning to get a few visits from unexpected places. I noticed that my first visitor from Venezuela popped in the other day, to be followed by one from Panama. Assuming that these are real people, […]
… and here’s that poem in all its glory. I think it struck a chord with the editor. (Parental advisory: explicit language.) (When I told my family about this, my daughter said “Oh no, you’re not going to become a poet!”)
18:16 A stray neuron fires, and I decide to send a poem to the literary e-zine Ink, Sweat and Tears. 19:08 I receive an acceptance from the editor, saying that he likes it so much that he’s going to put it up this weekend. If only life was always like that.
Right, the sum total of hits (competition prizes, listings and publications) for the year to date is currently sitting at 22. So let’s set a really stupid target for the end of the year: say, 50, eh? With that in mind, I’ve been dusting off all those odd little flashes that are lying around, with […]
Another excellent night out at the League. My piece, Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions had the honour of kicking off the proceedings, and the lovely Sabina Cameron coped splendidly with the challenges posed by its somewhat convoluted language. Here she is (with apologies for the fuzzy nature of the picture – my wonderful new Samsung phone claims […]
Well, I didn’t bother with the second challenge in the NYC Midnight Creative Writing Comp. More bloody historical fiction, and I would have needed to pull something really special to make up for my showing on the first challenge. Still, this cheered me up: one of the weirder things I get through the post on […]
Well, that tanked, didn’t it? Ah, well. Wasn’t interested in winning anyway. Definitely not.
Has a year really gone by since the last Eurofiction started? Well, I guess it must have. Doesn’t time fly when you’re enjoying yourself, eh? So it all kicks off again at SlingInk on October 1st, nicely dovetailing with the last round of the Whittaker. The only question is whether or not I really want […]