Last week, I reached a milestone in my nascent writing career: I was asked, for the first time, where I got my ideas from. Friends, I’ve arrived! This question makes me a bona fide writer. (As far as I’m concerned it does. Don’t burst my bubble.) And of course bona fide writers traditionally reply to… Continue reading Where do you get your ideas from?
The brief: write a story in no more than 500 words incorporating: a diplomat, a child, a harbour, something missing, remorse, daring to be different and writing on the wall. Challenging!
So often we as writers are well aware of our weaknesses, but rarely take stock of our strengths. Here are mine – what are yours?
Could NaNo help the world’s worst procrastinator? Or did it flop worse than a boneless chicken?
That’s me dead. At least, I should be dead – there’s a heck of a lot of blood gushing from my guts. Or from the gaping wound which used to be my guts. It’s funny, isn’t it, you think some dread disease’ll carry you off, or you’ll be bored to death by Saturday night telly,… Continue reading That’s Me Dead
Doreen’s invited work friends to her first birthday celebration for many years. She’s got everything ready, and she’s excited.
The Ferrari stopped and the tinted window slid down to reveal grinning white teeth in a tanned face.
‘Terribly sorry,’ said the driver, ‘but I’m lost…