Stunts

The “What The Dickens” Promo Film! With Famous People!

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The very wonderful What The Dickens magazine have just produced a really cool promotional video for their current fundraising campaign, featuring loads of writers and other creative people, including – if my eyes aren’t deceiving me – none other than Hugh Bonneville (I think he’s been a few things on the telly). Oh, and that’s […]

The Literary World

Happy Anniversary, Niteblade!

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Writers are – let’s make no bones about this – an odd bunch. No surprises there – we all know that. Moreover, what is particularly fascinating about writers as a group is the sheer diversity of their oddness. However, there is one particular subgroup that I can’t get my head around, and it’s the writers […]

Mrs Darcy

#amwriting

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Which will, of course, look a bit odd to those of you who aren’t on Twitter (amazingly, there are still a few holding out). Basically what it means is that I am once again back writing, having spent two or possibly even three months using the necessity of promoting Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens as […]

Interviews

The Write Lines

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Back in early September I spent a fascinating hour or so crammed into a tiny studio in a basement somewhere off Baker Street recording a programme for National Short Story Week, along with such short story luminaries as Emily Bullock, Stuart Evers and Linda Leatherbarrow. The interviewer was none other than Sue Cook, who expertly […]

The Literary World

The View From Here

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This is rather cool. I had an e-mail today from Mike French, the editor of ace literary magazine The View From Here asking if I fancied a spot as a regular contributor. Obviously I said yes, and within minutes my profile was up there on their website, alongside fab writers like Claire King and Elizabeth […]

Family

Special Relativity

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… is now live in the very latest edition of Eclectica. Make of it what you will 🙂 In other news, the fight against the BBC short story cuts continues. The indefatigable Susie Maguire has written an eloquent piece here, whilst the Society of Authors have also vowed to keep the pressure on. If you […]

Acceptances

Eclectica Magazine

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… have just accepted my flash “Special Relativity”, an odd little piece about sibling rivalry, Einstein and the lies we tell our kids. It will be published in their next edition, which should be appearing very soon. I’ll let you know when it does. In other news, the outrage about the BBC’s decision to cut […]

Rants

Read This and Act Now

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Apologies for the peremptory nature of the post title, but quick action is required here. It emerged today (although the press release announcing it is dated a week and a bit ago) that the BBC (who had the stupendous good taste to broadcast my story “The Amazing Arnolfini and His Wife” last year) are reducing the […]