Category Archives: Wednesday Writing Spot

Short Story Writing Courses

Just a couple of forthcoming courses to tell you about today. 10th – 12th April 2015 ‘Write a Short Story in a Weekend’ at the Royal Agricultural University – Cirencester (above) A step by step guide to writing a short … Continue reading


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Wednesday Writing Spot – A Short Story Anthology – Guest Blog from Helen Yendall

Today, I am talking to the lovely Helen Yendall about her venture into self publishing an anthology called Paperchase. And it’s a subject close to my heart, short stories. Isn’t it a fabulous cover. So without further ado… Q: Why … Continue reading


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The New Year’s Resolution every writer will keep

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? We set a New Year’s resolution – this year we are going to write the novel, write every day, submit ten short stories a month to magazines. Will we keep them? Well, … Continue reading


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Naming Characters – Wednesday Writing Spot

For this week’s Wednesday Writing Spot – sorry there hasn’t been one for a while – I would like to welcome my good friend and fellow author, Kath McGurl, who many of you will know from her fabulous Womag blog. … Continue reading


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The Journey of a Woman’s Weekly Short Story – from arrival to publication

Last Friday I was lucky enough to be teaching at Woman’s Weekly’s offices in London with Fiction Editor, Gaynor Davies.  While I was there, I thought it would be very interesting to find out exactly what happens to our stories … Continue reading


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Wednesday Writing Spot – A chat with Derek English of Forest FM

Ha ha – here I am chatting to Derek English of Forest FM about writing if you have a spare few minutes 🙂 Please click the link below, or here if you’re reading this in an email.


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Tips on Entering Writing Competitions – Wednesday Writing Spot

I recently judged the H E Bates Short Story Competition, organised by the Northampton Writers Group. Morgen Bailey is the chair and for today’s Wednesday Writing Spot I’m delighted to welcome Morgen to my blog to give us her tips … Continue reading


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Shadowman

Just in case anyone fancies a preview of my new novella, Shadowman, here’s the blurb and first chapter 🙂 Karen and Rob’s show-jumping yard is in trouble. And so is their marriage. Then someone starts sending anonymous letters. They seem … Continue reading


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Wednesday Writing Spot – What Would You Save in a Fire?

So… this is the year you are going to write that novel, sell a short story to a magazine, publish that memoir. In short, do everything you said you were going to do this time last year but didn’t quite … Continue reading


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Wednesday Writing Spot – New Year Resolutions for Writers – all under 1000 words

One writing resolution a month. All of them under 1000 words. How hard can it be 🙂 January In 400 words – Begin with the words, ‘A dream I would like to achieve this year is…’  February In 100 words  … Continue reading


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