… 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 […]
Hmmm. I’ve always quite fancied entering one of the quarterly JBWB competitions, and I finally got around to it just over a month or so ago. Actually, I think I can state with a fair amount of certainty that it was indeed a month ago, because that’s exactly when the deadline for entry was. Why […]
Well, my first foray into Every Day Fiction is now up on their site, and I am dreading the comments. It is, after all, a rather puerile piece. But sometimes that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If you happen to be passing, do please rate it and/or leave a comment.
The more I think about it, in my writing life I feel a bit like the manager of an ophanage. Under my care I have a house full of stories that I’d really like to find a good home for. Some of them I’m sure are really lovely, and deserve to be placed somewhere special. […]
Yes, my piece that was read at this month’s Liars’ League, The Patience of a Saint, is now up on the League’s site. Not only that, it’s on their podcast. Which is nice. Do take a listen (probably best not to do so at work, or when the little ones are around, because some of […]
Oh good, another blog. Well, not really. I’ve decided to set this site up as a kind of online writing CV, so that if by some remote chance anyone out there has come across something I’ve done and wants to read some more, I can tell them where to look. The secondary reason for setting […]