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Short story writing

I did a workshop on short story writing for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) recently, and I thought I’d put down a few notes on it here. I began with some thoughts on making a start on stories; some of … Continue reading

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Word counts

There are a lot of short story competitions out there, and most of them are very different. Some are niche, and some are broad. One thing they all share is they have a word limit in the competition rules. One … Continue reading

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Driven

When I was mainly writing poetry I didn’t write every day. An idea might come to me, I’d draft something, put it aside for a few days, come back to it, edit it, put it away for a little bit … Continue reading

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Learning the trade

While writing my own short stories is relatively new to me, I’ve always read short stories. Staring to write short fiction again, I looked again at the writers I had liked over the years, but this time with a more … Continue reading

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Where I’m bound…

I was a bit scared by one of my friends saying I’ve gone over to the Dark Side, and by another glad that ‘I haven’t completely deserted poetry’, so I’m starting to wonder where my writing is taking me just … Continue reading

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More about the short stories

I mentioned earlier that I was writing a series of short stories set in the world of amateur drama, a world I inhabited, very happily, for some 20 years. I’ve just now started on the eighth in the series, and … Continue reading

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