It’s the 24th July. I’ve been writing every day now for 24 days straight. On one of those days I wrote a short story that was nothing to do with my Nano project, but still. Twenty four days isn’t too bad, I guess? (My current count is 39,520.) I’ve got to admit it. I have… Read More I’ve Hit Nano Fatigue… but I will push through!
Stars, a flash fiction story This piece was inspired by a flash fiction prompt from Eva Deverell It wasn’t a normal evening for Selby, out in the black of night. She had painted the last of her stars, just as usual, taking great pride in how they shone and glittered against the dark curtain of space behind.… Read More Flash Fiction – Stars
This piece was inpsired by a flash fiction prompt provided by Eva Deverell. Pint Number 4 Stuart waited patiently. He knew it was a ring, he just didn’t know what a ring meant. The witch cackled to herself. “Ring in the teacup! Fight to the death!” she declared. “What?!” Stuart was aghast. It couldn’t be… Read More Flash Fiction – Pint Number 4
This is the second piece I have written in response to Eva Deverell’s flash fiction writing prompts. The prompt was: “he twisted his fate between his fingers.” Fated Eric Jeffries was not aware that he had muddled up the space-time continuum with his lawnmower accident. Most people who did accidentally interfere with the laws of… Read More Eva Deverell’s Flash Fiction Prompts – #2
Recently I found the wonderful website of Eva Deverell which happens to be packed full of marvellous resources for writers (amongst other lovely things) and just happens to look amazing too. One of those resources is an ebook entitled “100 Days of Flash Fiction Prompts” and I downloaded it without hesitation (of course). I don’t think… Read More Eva Deverell’s 100 Flash Fiction Prompts – #1
I remember distinctly being involved in this very blog hop back in 2013 or so, when I had a previous incarnation of a blog. This time, I’m going to visit every one on the list! . This is a Blog Hop! 1. Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh 2. Heather M. Gardner 3. Following the Whispers.… Read More Blog Hop!
I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo in the month of July with a bunch of other writers from one of my online writing groups and I can’t wait to get started! But I’ve seen a lot of criticism online of NaNoWriMo. Some of it is irritable, cynical criticism where folk complain about hearing about other people’s writing… Read More Camp NaNoWriMo. Why I’m doing it and you should too.
I had a good long think today about what my problems are when it comes to doing my work. I think I have several issues, all of which are related to being a scatterbrain. I start too many projects all at the same time and get overwhelmed to the point of not doing anything useful… Read More 5 Signs You’re a Scatterbrain and What to Do About It.
This piece has also been published over on Medium in The Junction. It’s hard looking after a toddler. Anyone could tell you that. They’re so quick sometimes. And persistent too. At any given moment in time, there could be a toddler wandering into danger or mischief, unbeknownst to their parent or guardian. It’s ever so… Read More 2017 – a flash fiction piece