Very short stories #10

I've been on holiday this week, with the luxury of not booking to go on any trips. My only major outing was a day spent in Central London at a flash fiction workshop run by Christopher Allen and Helen Rye of Smokelong Quarterly. I had a great time, met lots of interesting people and came … Continue reading Very short stories #10

Very short stories #9

Last weekend, I entered A Quiet Rebellion: Guilt into the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off. This is an annual competition, and the 300 entry slots fill up quickly, so I felt pretty lucky to have got in. You can see the list of books in the contest here along with the 10 blogs that are responsible … Continue reading Very short stories #9

Very short stories #8

After the excitement of releasing A Quiet Rebellion: Posterity last week, I've been concentrating on promotional activities*. Of course, my daily very short story (#vss365) on Twitter didn't get neglected. Here's a selection. victim "Doc! Drawer 3's rattling!" Sigh. Newbies. "Being declared dead wrongly is an urban myth." A bang sounded next door. "Uh, but … Continue reading Very short stories #8

Bits and pieces

Quite a few things going on at the moment. First of all, you can read my thoughts on errors and decision making in fiction writing on Cat Rambo's blog. Cat's blog is full of excellent advice and information for writers, and I'm delighted I had the chance to write a guest blog post there. Here … Continue reading Bits and pieces