Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week I have, again, been writing short-short fiction – but the fifty-word stories were starting to seem … lengthy. I recalled the story attributed to Hemingway and thought, why not try to write ‘a novel in six words’? Here’s… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 1 minuteThis week’s fifty-worder stories may have a slight circus theme. There’s a reason for that which you can guess if you’ve been following my Facebook page, namely that I saw The Greatest Showman this week and really fell in love with… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 4 minutesI’ve been working on a secret project lately, and I’m excited to share it with you at last. But first I want to talk about the biggest problem we face as part-time writers. You already know it: time. Everybody has other… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 5 minutesI go to my local library every week and pick up all kinds of books. They have a handy sticker-system on the books’ spines to identify the genre, and lately I’ve been going for the Unicorn (!) sticker signifying fantasy. … Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 2 minutesFour more fifty-worders for you. This continues the story of the monsters, plus there’s a snippet from a mermaid-noir scenario I rather like. Hope you enjoy them! Let me know – I always like reading your comments. If you have… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 3 minutesAs a reader, if you crave a comfortable read, then you’ll be disappointed by books that don’t explain anything, placing you in the role of stranger. And if you like to think on your feet, learning as you go, you won’t enjoy a book which carefully explains a culture’s entire backstory before you’ve even stepped off the boat.
Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s Friday and time for some fiction. I have fallen in love with writing to a fifty word limit after discovering the Scottish Book Trust’s 50-word challenge, and so here are three very short stories of fifty words each. It’s… Continue Reading →