When I wrote Peace Walls in 2012 I did not foresee peace in Northern Ireland unravelling and hoped that time would bring healing. Free to read on… Read more “Peace Walls: a short story written in 2012”
TCWG April Story – Smoking is Bad for You
I was delighted that my March story ‘Gold, and Blue…’ came first in the voting! The April theme for the Telegraph Creative Writing Group competition being ‘Health’,… Read more “TCWG April Story – Smoking is Bad for You”
Books make great gifts
Especially for oneself, when finding Christmas too much of a headache. Take a look at my Books 2014 page!
Telegraph Creative Writing Group September Story
‘Something Old…’ A short story on this month’s theme of ‘Weddings’.
Rothko’s 7 core qualities for art – and for storytelling?
From the Rothko exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. It can be hard to connect with abstract art. Rothko’s blurry oblongs seem at first to be mute… Read more “Rothko’s 7 core qualities for art – and for storytelling?”
TCWG Short Stories 2013
TCWG Short Stories 2013 has been published by the Telegraph Creative Writers’ Group in time for Christmas. A sparkling anthology (don’t miss the writers’ bio section!). Themes… Read more “TCWG Short Stories 2013”
Historical fiction, on the wall in Amalienburg
These are tiles on the wall of the Electress’s Kitchen, Amalienburg, in the grounds of Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich. If you look closely, you will see that some… Read more “Historical fiction, on the wall in Amalienburg”
Maryland Romance Writers Online Workshops
I recently took part in an excellent on-line workshop run by Stephanie Dray of Maryland Romance Writers. This inexpensive four-week long course explored a number of different… Read more “Maryland Romance Writers Online Workshops”
I’ve got 96% for my short story assignment on my OU course, I’m absolutely blown away by it! My tutor says he can’t remember giving a mark… Read more “96%”