This has been the year of the novel for me. Back in January, I set myself the task of actually getting a move on and finishing one of three novel projects I’ve been dabbling with for some years. I had a pattern of working on one for a while, becoming disheartened and bailing, only to… Read More A farewell to 2020
Please excuse all the ‘me-me-me’ news, but things have a way of happening together. Today I have a new flash published in Ellipsis zine. I’m pretty excited about it because I love the consistently good work featured in this literary journal. But I’ve also been a bit anxious about the timing and how it would… Read More ‘Sing Hope from Rooftops’ in Ellipsis zine
It’s been a while since I’ve had something published, but today a flash fiction of mine has appeared in UK literary journal Ellipsis zine. ‘Saviour’ is a theatrical tale about the joys of auditioning, told with something of a Greek chorus slant. It originated as a writing class exercise on voice, and I was interested… Read More ‘Saviour’ in Ellipsis zine
Where would today’s emerging writers be without Twitter? It’s a wonderful forum for promoting your work, not to mention connecting with like-minded people on an international level. One of the writers I’ve come to know virtually is UK-based Laura Besley, whose debut collection has been published in the past week amid very challenging times for… Read More The Almost Mothers Q&A
As is the modern way, many writers these days connect through Twitter. UK writer Adam Lock is one such person whose excellent short fiction I’ve come to know from a variety of online journals that use Twitter as their main promotional tool. I was interested to see recently that he was also on the brink… Read More Dinosaur author Q&A
One heartening thing for budding writers at the moment is the number of ways to build up a publishing CV. The internet has made it possible for anyone to be a publisher, and many people have seized the chance to launch online literary journals, all seeking out quality work. Funnily enough, even though this removes… Read More The unweekly herding: where can you submit your work online?