“My Path to Publishing” interview up at fridayflash.org

Any regular readers here will know that I occasionally indulge in a bit of Friday Flash. It’s basically a community of writers that put together a flash fiction story (1,000 words or less) and post it on their site. They then tweet the link with the hashtag...

Free fiction and the value of our efforts

The advent of the internet has had many effects, not least of which is giving a voice to pretty much everybody. We’re all sitting at keyboards making noise, like a flock of a billion seagulls fighting over one bag of chips. It’s not a bad thing, as far as...

Waystations of a journeyman writer

The life of a writer can be a thankless one, with rejections peppering a career far more often than acceptances. But it’s the rejections that teach a writer their chops. With any luck you get a bit of feedback with a rejection that helps to improve a story. A...

BOFF and a free book

If you’re a regular around here you’ll know that I periodically post a bit of free fiction under the Friday Flash banner. Friday Flash is the brainchild of J M Strother. His idea was that every friday people post a piece of flash fiction (1,000 words or...

Friday Flash – Misery Most Delicious

Here’s another of my irregular and infrequent Friday Flash efforts. This is something a bit different to my usual fare and, to be completely honest with you, it’s a bit daft. But I enjoyed writing it so hopefully some of that enjoyment will rub off when...

Friday Flash – Idle Chatter

It’s been a while since I posted a Friday Flash piece so I thought I’d offer up this one today. It’s a nasty little piece, so brace yourself if you’re of a sensitive disposition. Then again, I don’t imagine you’d frequent this site...