Monthly Archives: July 2014

Is There a Right Way to Write?

I was astounded recently when a former student, a woman whose work I admire, who has gone on to become a successful prize-winning writer, confessed she didn’t like to read, that she didn’t read. Until I heard this I believed … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – 18 July

Every Friday writers from around the world contribute 100 word stories prompted by a photograph supplied by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to Friday Fictioneers. Here’s my story and you can check out the others on Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers blog. No Hard Feelings … Continue reading

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Writing in Digital Time

Since I embraced the digital era in the last year – yes, I’m a slow learner – I’ve started to fear my writing has suffered for it. Time I used to spend redrafting stories has gone into writing blog posts. … Continue reading

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Characters and Objects

Look at someone’s room and you’ll know something of its owner. The sunroom with a bright rug of crotchet-squares hanging over a wooden rocker. The rumpus room with the giant flat-screened TV and the brick bar in the corner. The … Continue reading

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