Tag Archive: fiction

H is for Hello

Number 8 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. No affliction today, but flash fiction. A couple in fact, transposed from my previous… Continue reading

G is for Ghost Writer

  Number 7 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. I was recently contacted by one of my readers, Algernon Worth, who not… Continue reading

F is for Flash Fiction

Number 6 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. As I’ve already mentioned, my first novel, French Sally, was long. 301,587 words, to… Continue reading

D is for Dialogue

Number 4 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. ‘How’s the novel coming on?’ enquired Miranda timidly, staring at her shoes. Whenever she… Continue reading

The A to Z Blogging Challenge

The condition is so tenacious that pharmaceutical companies have given up looking for a cure. Symptoms include fretting over commas and semicolons, living with a crowd of fictitious characters in your head, craving… Continue reading

An adaptable story

I’ve just more or less closed down my other blog, Journey of a Blogvelist, and invited followers to join me over here. So by way of a welcome gift to those of you… Continue reading

And the winner is…

  As promised here is Atthys Gage’s text accompanying the result of the first Book a Break Short Story Competition. I’ve modified nothing, except to add the authors’ names after the corresponding numbers.… Continue reading

The wait is almost over…

  I’ve just been away for a fortnight in Tanzania, so I haven’t been blogging of late. However, all was planned so that I’d be back in time to announce the winner of… Continue reading

Updating the Cats

Well, I’ve finished reading all the submissions for the Book a Break Short Story competition, and I must admit I’m both very glad not to have to pick a winner myself and correspondingly… Continue reading

Pens down!

  Well, the deadline is over, folks! And many thanks to all of you who sent in an incredible 75 entries for the Book a Break Short Story competition! I had not the… Continue reading