A writer’s fruit

When we bought our house many years ago, a couple of friends came round to visit. Although the husband conceded that it had potential, his remarks were largely disparaging, especially about my DIY… Continue reading

Moving

I’m thinking of moving, probably in August, to somewhere better suited to my needs. A place that’s more functional, where I can add bits and pieces as I want. Where I am now… Continue reading

The Richmond Circle

On a cold, blustery evening back in December, I was in the Vestry Hall, Richmond, London, helping a sweet old lady set out chairs. Every so often she stopped to wonder, ‘Where is… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Gulliver in Drobspocklin

This week’s prompt in Matt’s Flash Fiction Foray was Skin by Rag’n’Bone Man. Upon entering Drobspocklin, I made the acquaintance of a certain Lubnitt, with whom I conversed agreeably, before suggesting we pursue… Continue reading

Call to Photographers

The 2017 Book a Break anthology has a Journey theme. The 34 excellent stories in it are currently being edited and proofread. So now is the time to ask all photographers out there… Continue reading

The Farmer With Open Eyes

For our entertainment, we commonly turn to stories that would – and regularly do – horrify us when real. The psychologist David Zald talks of our attraction to ‘controlled fear’ – we love… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: As Usual

Many of the songs that serve as prompts for Matt’s Flash Fiction Foray are new to me, which is fine. I’m all for broadening my horizons. But it’s nice, every now and then,… Continue reading

How much did we raise?

We’re already well into May, and I’ve done no summary of last month’s A to Z blogging challenge. Actually, the culprit is Smith, who took over the blog for the whole of April,… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Precious

Though not a fiction, the week goes by in a flash and already it’s time for Matt’s 100-word Flash Fiction Foray. This week, the song prompt was Every Breath You Take. His mother said… Continue reading

7 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Self-Publishing Success

Originally posted on writers co-op:
Many writers have stories to tell, but they don’t want to deal with publishing or marketing their work. That was me roughly three years ago. What changed? Well,…

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