Writer pats himself on the back for doing okay

I am discovering that as a writer, it's important to occasionally take some time out and assess what you have achieved recently. After all, no-one else is going to do that for you. Plus it makes a pleasant change from either writing, worrying about writing, worrying about not writing, lying awake wondering why your writing has become utter arse [...]

New Story published in Blue Fifth Review

It's nice, not to say flattering, to be asked to send a story to a magazine or literary site. Especially by someone you've not met before. And if they live on a boat then even better. Let me explain... A few months ago via my Facebook writer page - which usually sits in a dusty corner [...]

Getting Creative and making rules with Aimee Bender

I'm not quite sure how I reached this interesting bit of information, as it's on the Oprah Winfrey website. My journeys across the vast plains of the internet are extensive, especially when procrastinating, but Oprah? Not so much. Anyway, anyone who wants to learn about short story writing in general would do well to read [...]

Litro Magazine and the Modals of Lost Opportunity

Every month the funky and fiction-packed Litro (an online and printed magazine which covers writing, the arts, travel and lifestyle) publishes an interview with an author under the title A Flash Of Inspiration. This month the article is about yours truly and my very short story 'Could Have, Would Have, Should Have'. It's a bit of [...]