Tag Archives: flash fiction

Generating Writing Ideas

One of the questions writers are asked most often is, where do you get your ideas? At the Newcastle Writers’ Festival I went to a great session on Microfiction where author Susan McCreery talked about her New Year’s resolution to … Continue reading

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Big Journey of a Little Fiction

Who would have believed that one little 200 word story could travel so far? Other stories I’ve had published, 20 times as big, live in the dark pages on my bookshelf after their five minutes in the spotlight. ‘Koi’ keeps … Continue reading

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What is Microlit?

Short shorts/ microlit/ flash fiction/ microfiction/ very short stories, by any other name would be as… umm… short. The deadline for the national Newcastle Writers’ Festival/Joanne Burns Award 2016 is gaining on us – 31st August. See details here. That might … Continue reading

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THE NWF/JOANNE BURNS AWARD 2016

It’s time again for the Microlit Award jointly-sponsored by the Newcastle Writers Festival and Spineless Wonders. Finalists in 2015 saw their work made into visual presentations. Very exciting! Check out my winning story under ‘videos’ here. In 2016 finalists will be considered for … Continue reading

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Microlit

Only 4 days to go until I see my 200 word Microlit story up in lights at the Newcastle Writers Festival! 4 finalists were chosen in the Festival’s inaugural Microlit competition  in partnership with publisher Spineless Wonders. My story is … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – 12 December 2014

It’s Friday Fictioneers time and it’s good to have time this week to play. Check out the blog run admirably by Rochelle Wiseoff-Field to learn all you need to know about Friday Fictioneers. From there you can link to the … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – 24 October

It’s Friday Fictioneers time and it’s good to have time this week to play. Check out the blog run admirably by Rochelle Wiseoff-Field to learn all you need to know about Friday Fictioneers. From there you can link to the … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – 8 August

Every Friday writers from around the world contribute 100 word stories prompted by a photograph. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields co-ordinates Friday Fictioneers. Thank you, Rochelle. Here’s my story and you can check out the others on Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers blog. Slippages Made … 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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