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 […]
It’s all go here. First of all, my Christmas poem (poem? me? ha!) Between the Lines has been accepted by Twisted Tongue. And I’m also going to be making my second appearance at the Liars’ League, with Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions, which was my entry for Round 4 of the Whittaker Prize (and I think this makes me […]
According to my records, I have a grand total of 30 pieces currently submitted to various competitions, anthologies or other markets. Quite a few of these have been out there for some time, and I was beginning to get just a little twitchy … until a few minutes ago, when I heard that Restorative Justice […]
… is now up at Dog Versus Sandwich. Bit of an odd one, this. Usually, I tend to work from prompts, trying as far as possible to steer clear of the most obvious interpretation, a process which can deliver some interesting and unexpected results. However, this story presented itself to me, unprompted, pretty much in its final […]
So, how’s it all going, then? We – e – e – ell … I did manage to finish my entry for the current round of the Whittaker Prize, and it turned out to be (for me) quite a long one – right up to the 2500 word limit. I have absolutely no idea as […]
So this is what I’ve been given this time. Well, it certainly beats writing historical fiction about sewing, that’s for sure. Trouble is, it’s almost too inviting.
I met Adrian Graham at Liars’ League a few weeks back. He’s an enthusiast for short fiction, as well as being a talented writer in his own right (I like this story particularly), and his blog’s well worth a read. So when he asked me if I was interested in having a short short story […]
Over the last few days I think I’ve established beyond all doubt that I have a definite masochistic streak. Let’s consider the evidence: I’m currently taking part in the Whittaker Prize. This consists of a series of nine writing tasks, spread over eighteen weeks. Each task involves picking one of three given prompts and writing […]