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Blinking In the Sunlight

A year ago, almost to the day, I pretty much disappeared from the web. I hid my blog; I deleted my Twitter account, and I closed 1000words. The reason? One of my children became unwell, and I knew that I … Continue reading

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#AmWriting #AmReading News – February 2015

It’s almost the end of February and therefore time for another reading and writing round-up. This time of year seems to fly by, which is not a bad thing as I’m not a fan of Winter. I do like the … Continue reading

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Ether Books FlashFortnight Challenge: The Results

I had a bit of good writing news today. The results of the Ether Books FlashFortnight Contest were announced and it turns out I was a winner! I won both parts: most downloads and best promotional poster. To say I’m … Continue reading

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#WritingNews: Publication in Spelk

This evening, I was dead chuffed to receive an email from Spelk, letting me know that the flash-fiction I sent them (The Last Mug) will appear on their site on the 19th of February 2015. Spelk is a new flash-fiction … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: F is for Fiction

Things that help … My first published short story was The Greatest of These, written in 2010 for a course I was studying at the Open University. It’s about a mother, her daughter, her soon-to-be-born grandchild and the sacrifices we … Continue reading

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Writing: My New Office

About a month ago, I decided I was going to give myself the next two years to make something of this writing malarky. (After that, my youngest will be at secondary school and I’ll have to get a proper job!) … Continue reading

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New Writing Course – Day 1

So, the bullet has been bitten. I’ve stopped pussy-footing around and finally begun the Literary Short and Flash Fiction course that I was accepted onto about a year ago. This morning, Module One arrived in my inbox, as did an … Continue reading

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2013 – In Writing

I haven’t written an awful lot of fiction this year, but I have managed to interest a few editors in what I have written: Casualties of War – Flashflood Issue 3 Cankers Field – Postcardshorts Broom – Scraps: A Collection … Continue reading

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A Time for Everything

I don’t remember much from my history lessons at school, but I do remember learning about the three-field system. In Europe, way back in the Middle Ages, farmers would let one of their three fields lie fallow. In the autumn, … Continue reading

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