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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
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.’ http://www.bathshortstoryaward.co.uk/judge/ There’s a … Continue reading
The 3.am Epiphany and the 4.am 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
One of the writerly activities I enjoy is co-running sessions at Bath Central Library with Alex Wilson http://www.writingeventsbath.co.uk. 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
I’ve been giving away furniture on the Bristol freecycle site. Freecycling is great in all sorts of ways. Everyone is pleased – people get things for free which would otherwise go to the dump and they come and take away … Continue reading