Competitions

Get Writing 2013

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Yes, it’s Get Writing time again soon! Hope you’ve all booked your tickets for April 20th, because you haven’t got much time left. I’ll be doing a workshop on the important subject of “How to Stand Out from the Crowd”. Here’s the blurb: It isn’t enough to be a good writer. A successful writer has to […]

Interviews

Another interview with Dave Weaver

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Today it’s time for a return visit from the highly talented Dave Weaver. Last time he was here, he’d just self-published a couple of short story collections and was musing about the chances of getting his first novel taken on by a publisher. Given that this has now actually happened, it seems a good time […]

Dot Dash

Eleventh Stop on the Blog Tour and a Stonking Review!

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Yesterday I dropped in on Winston Roberts (aka Kenny Norris)’s blog for a chat about story titles. I met Kenny at a workshop I did a while back and the titling of stories was something I briefly covered, and as he says it’s a subject that doesn’t always get much attention. Odd thing, titles, sometimes […]

Interviews

Interview with Mike French

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Today we take a well-earned breather from the “Dot Dash” blog tour and turn our attention to another writer, the excellent Mike French. I first encountered Mike in his role as editor of the splendid literary magazine, The View From Here, where he accepted a short story of mine and then proceeded to invite me […]

Acceptances

Interview at Lies, Ink

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Today I’m over at Dan Purdue’s excellent Lies, Ink blog being interviewed about what it’s like to have been published for a year and how I’m feeling about embarking on the next phase of my career with “Dot, Dash”. Do take a look. Also, a minor postscript to last week’s Bridport news: my poem, “Choking […]

Interviews

Interview, Review and Stuff

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Just realised that I’ve totally failed to put up a link to my recent interview at Flash Fiction Chronicles (courtesy of the lovely Rumjhum Biswas) as well as an awesomely nice mention in the Books Of The Year (So Far) post by the stern ladies of Vulpes Libris. I realise I’ve been a bit quiet […]

Interviews

Interview with Dave Weaver

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I’ve known Dave Weaver for several years now as a fellow-member of the bestest writers’ circle in the whole wide world and I’ve watched as he’s matured into an exceptionally versatile writer as well as an extremely perceptive critic. He’s just brought out a couple of collections of his work on Kindle, so I thought […]

Interviews

Vanessa Gebbie and The Coward’s Tale

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OK, I have another treat for you today, so settle down and make yourselves comfortable. This week saw the paperback launch of the debut novel by the stonkingly talented Vanessa Gebbie. I read this book when it first came out in hardback and I absolutely loved it. I think I described it a the time […]

Festivals and Conferences

Get Writing and Other Stuff

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Is it really a week since my last post? Yes, it looks like it is. Ho hum. Well, the good news is that the mysterious Project Y is getting very close to the magic 10000 words and I’m actually beginning to feel quite excited about it. No clues yet as to what it’s all about […]

Interviews

Interview with Niall Boyce

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I’m very pleased to welcome fellow Proxima Books author Niall Boyce to my blog today. Niall is the very talented author of the utterly fab Veronica Britton: Chronic Detective serial, parts one and two of which are currently available from Amazon here and here respectively. If your taste is for an action-packed mystery story featuring […]