I just read a very interesting post on Zoë Westhof’s Essential Prose blog about the benefits of uni-tasking, but it’s gotten me thinking in a slightly different direction. I’m always fascinated by what processes other writers follow to actually get the words out of their head and onto paper/screen. Some writers write longhand on those […]
I’m trying to come up with some new ideas, specifically related to building a fanbase of my writing. My links (both on the website, and down the side of this blog) take you to my published writing, but they’re only any good for anything that’s been accepted. Don’t get me wrong, I’m hugely proud of […]
I have a new story online! It’s in the third issue of Silver Blade. It was originally written as a spring-themed entry for their first contest earlier in the year; it didn’t win, but they still wanted to publish it.
I had another story accepted and didn’t even realise! You may remember my earlier entry in which I praised the Postcard Shorts website. Well, I submitted a story, and promptly forgot about it. They didn’t reply, so I assumed my story hadn’t been selected. Lo and behold, I was browsing through the posted stories today, […]
Writing. It’s a funny old game, isn’t it? You want to write, you really do, but you find yourself making all sorts of daft excuses not to. For example, I’ve recently taken up knitting and I find myself wanting to relax in front of the TV, needles clacking away as my current project slowly grows, […]
I just came across a delightful little flash fiction website which requires stories of 250 words or less – the ethos springs from the concept of what kind of stories could you fit on the back of a postcard. It’s an interesting idea, and I think that Postcard Shorts have hit upon something workable. After […]