FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
What You Don’t Want to Hear is a post about those moments when, while visiting a magical world, your excellent tour guide suddenly has an expression that tells you something has gone badly wrong. This includes the revelation that you have inadvertently entered dragon country and they’ve spotted you. Then there’s the question of having to stay at a creepy house and hope there are no monsters in it OR definitely stay outside where the monsters are known to be! I love writing fun posts like this and the kind of humour I show in this ties in with the humorous stories in From Light to Dark and Back Again too.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Don’t Give Up is a brief bio of my writing career and how I came to realise how important it is that you really don’t give up! I’ve written for years, learned a great deal along the way (there really is a point to all those rejection slips, the ones that give feedback are the best) and I confidently expect to get more rejections in the future. Why? Firstly, it happens. Secondly, nobody writes perfect prose. Thirdly, what appeals to one editor won’t appeal to someone who has just taken over that role perhaps. (Writers for the magazines will know how true that is – you pitch successfully for years, a new editor comes in and they don’t like your work at all!).
FACEBOOK PAGE – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
I share an extract from material I prepared for a flash fiction workshop I ran for the Southampton Writers’ Circle earlier this year. It talks about why write flash fiction at all and I share what I think are the advantages of doing so.
Glad to report a book trailer is in production for From Light to Dark and Back Again, produced by Chapeltown Books. I had great fun in choosing the images and picking a track to accompany it. Chapeltown have been brilliant in putting it all together and selecting the right version of the music I chose. Works really well and I’m looking forward to sharing it soon.
FACEBOOK PAGE – GENERAL
Our Prime Minister called a General Election today to be held on 8th June. I talk a little about this and why I think political leaflets are not fascinating reading material. (In many ways, they ought to be really but they’re not!). I reckon they can all be categorised as fiction!