A story by any other name…

Choosing a name for a story is a lot like picking a name for any other living entity. When we decided to get our first puppy 12 months ago we spent several weeks trying to pick out a name for him from an ever growing list of...

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Flash Fridays – March 8th

This week I am going to revisit my attempt last week. After re-reading it I felt like there was a better way to convey the story that I was trying to tell, so I am going to have another crack at it. As a reminder the theme I got...

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The history of my coffee addiction

Only a few short years ago I didn’t drink coffee at all. As a native Brit I was a tea man all the way. How times have changed! When I started working in an office I realised that my colleagues were taking a 15 minute break...

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Flash Fridays – March 1st

As a reminder every Friday I am going to write a flash fiction using a randomly generated theme. This week I got: A bus stop is the location, fear is the theme. A necklace is an object that plays a part in the story....

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Google Glass

I’ve recently been reading a lot about Google Glass – a futuristic looking pair of glasses that have a camera and computer built right in. The video from Google really got me thinking about the possible applications...

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My Goal 2013

I’ve thought of myself as a ‘writer’ for several years now whilst I have quietly chipped away at a full length novel. The problem is that life has a spectacular ability to get in the way. Of the 100k words I...

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Flash Fridays – The rules

You may have heard of Flash fiction. It is effectively a super short story. There isn’t a common length associated with it, but for my purposes I am going to consider 250-300 words to be my target. Flash Fridays will...

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Know about what you write

If you’ve read any books or blogs about writing sooner or later you’re going to come across the phrase Write about what you know. At first I didn’t appreciate this good advice and I tried to write about things...

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Short-ish stories

Did you ever stop to wonder why novels are so long? Before you say anything I know that they aren’t all long, but the typical novel sits at approximately 70-80k words. That is a lot of reading! Longer stories make a lot of...

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