#1 Why do slugs never seem to want to eat my weeds? Here at the Gastropod Central, the all-you-can-eat buffet which attracts visitors from far and wide in mollusc world, the plat […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
In response to something I saw on the ideas4writers Facebook page, I decided to have a go at Spine Poetry. Very addictive indeed. Not sure my first attempt qualifies as poetry but […]
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 […]