Author Archives: Jude

About Jude

Published in New Flash Fiction Review, Flash Frontier, the Blue Fifth Review The Nottingham Review, NFFD Anthologies and other places. Debut Flash Fiction Pamphlet, The Chemist's House 'published by V. Press, June 2017. Organises Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Flash Fiction Festival, Bath. Flash fiction addict.

A Change of Home

Thank you to everyone who has followed me on this blog.  Just to say I have moved home and instead of using judehiggins,, I am now blogging on  Hope to see you there.

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Writing Flash Fiction

It requires great skill  to achieve a flash that resonates long after reading  but first drafts are fun to write. Using a simple prompt is the way to go, according to author, Vanessa Gebbie. In a post from 2012 on … Continue reading

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Stewart Lee and Lydia Davis – linguistically related.

I think the American International Booker prize winning writer, Lydia Davis and the British comedian, Stewart Lee are linguistically related in their approach to writing short pieces. They each often turn words and sentences round and round to make a … Continue reading

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Heart Strings – writing emotional fiction

Carrie Kania, literary agent for Conville and Walsh and short-list judge for the 2015 Bath Short Story Award says this about submissions and short story entries: ‘Make me cry – if one sentence gets me, that’s it.’ There’s a … Continue reading

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Epiphany and Breakthrough

The Epiphany and the Breakthrough  by Brian Kiteley are books of ‘unconventional writing exercises that transform your fiction.’ The writer and Director of National Flash Fiction Day Callum Kerr, spent a year writing a flash fiction each day. … Continue reading

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Why join writing groups?

One of the writerly activities I enjoy is co-running sessions at Bath Central Library with Alex Wilson We organise blocks of four sessions and for two hours, use prompts and exercises to get people writing. There’s a mixture of … Continue reading

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Taking The Writing Cure

If writing is a pond, mine is stagnant. So, how to get an oxygenating stream of words? The answer of course is to write – the only cure. Fortunately, writing isn’t like downing a glass of medicinal minerals, like those … Continue reading

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