I struggle to find story ideas. Occasionally, I find myself re-imagining something that happened in my family (as do all writers). Or something that might have happened, prompted by a remark somebody made. As I carry on along one of these drab avenues, I might think to myself, Nobody is going to be interested in … Continue reading Why Am I Writing This Boring Story?
It's easy to get out of the writing habit. If you've been busy with other things, it can take an effort to get back into writing mode. Last week we were visiting relations in Cornwall, and I let go of my muse. The result was similar to letting go of our puppy on the beach: … Continue reading Recapturing the Muse
My short story, The Last Post has been approved for Reedsy's weekly story competition. Each week prompts are sent out on a Friday for story submission by the following Friday. Last week's prompts incorporated the challenge to write the story in third person. The winner will be decided later this week. You can read and … Continue reading The Last Post
I once entered a 24-hour short story contest run by Angela Hoy's Writer's Weekly. com , just to see if I could. (Thinking up stories on the hop isn't my strong point.) As promised in another post, the story is reproduced below. On the date of the contest, (around 6pm BST – UK time, ) the … Continue reading Danny Boy