. . . comes the muck cart, as my Grandfather Spink used to say.
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I won a prize! Not just by chance but for one of my short stories. This has made me glad for all sorts of reasons . . . Continue reading
Rebel NYC by Tom Simpson https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
In which I consider the unconventional heroine in the light of my discussions in ‘Tribal’. Continue reading
I mined these jewels from an article in The Guardian by Frank Cottrell Boyce and reset them: Continue reading
I had wondered about writing a shameless piece of self-promotion, itemising all the advantages of ‘Peacehaven’ for writers seeing as Jo Franklin is here as I write – but I couldn’t… Continue reading
It might not seem the most obvious concern in stories for younger readers, but what about a change in finances? Continue reading
My new friend Gilli Fryzer, and Neil Gaiman
I was lucky enough to be one of the listeners at Neil Gaiman‘s short story masterclass c/o The Word Factory. Among the many points that made me think was his continuing need to outwit himself in order to create. Continue reading
A few practical ideas for my friends in the world of children’s books. Continue reading
One of the features of a book worth reading is its voice. On panel events at festivals etc you will hear that publishers and agents are always seeking for a work with a distinctive voice.
What does that actually mean? Continue reading
I acknowledge my debt to Lord Byron