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I'm blogging my way through the day to day angst of setting down one word after another in the pursuit of publication in its myriad forms. I am fascinated by how creative people can so often get in their own own way and how this impinges output. I am currently working on a non-fiction project centred around the issues of productivity for creatives. I also write short stories and flash fiction and freelance sometimes and have been known to write for food. My first book 'What We Didn't Say' is a collection of my best and most successful short stories and is available in print and Kindle formats via Amazon. I am also published by Ether Books Ltd digitally on their apps for Smartphones and tablets. I am also delighted to be one of the Writing West Midlands Room 204 cohort for 2014/15. By day I do something creativity sapping in operations management.

I have a dog, what writer doesn't? OK well, maybe the cat writer people have cats - anyway he's a Plotthound - what else? I write about him sometimes too. Occasionally I have a bit of a rant about life and other stuff, but mostly I write about writing, creativity and what I'm up to.

Being Totally Local

Although I spent most of Saturday last weekend doing the ten minute edit (which naturally took nearly all day) on my first round Whittaker submission, I did take a little time out […]

My New Addiction

I just couldn’t stop at one, here is my latest attempt.     Pictures of Perfection I Remember You, Careless in Red Leading The Dance. Objects of Desire All Too Human Hothouse […]

A Mere Bagatelle

So I’ve been away from the world of competitive fiction writing for almost twelve months, and now, clambering back into the saddle I’m headlong into the 2012 Whittaker Prize. No gentle easing […]