Category Archives: writing

My Writing by Wenonah Lyon

Since my last Milford attendance, I’ve retired and spent more time writing. I have had short fiction and poetry accepted by online and print publications. (A partial list is available on my website at http://www.wenonahlyon.com)  I have two hobbies: writing … Continue reading

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Why Stories? by Jim Anderson

I love to read, and not merely as a means of procrastination from the other things that need sometimes to get done.  And neither part of this, I know, is unique to me. But I’ve never ever explored the question, … Continue reading

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First Foot – a short story by Deborah Walker

First published in Nature’s FutureAll rights remain with the author. New Year’s Eve, and it’s snowing outside. Of course, it is. They switched on the weather machines on December 1st. Snow for the holidays. We’re in the living room, waiting … Continue reading

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A Christmas-ish Miscellany from Marion Pitman, Vaughan Stanger, Molly Brown and David Turnbull

Christmas Present – a short story by Marion Pitman Doris heard the slight plip of the cat flap, followed by the scrutch scrutch of claws at work in the doormat. There was a pause, then the plink of the name … Continue reading

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A Molly Brown short video

People are always asking me when I’m going to start ‘writing’ again, to which I invariably reply: “Who do you think writes my films?” I’m still writing, it’s just that I’m currently doing a different type of writing. I have … Continue reading

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Confession of a Museum Bunny by Deborah Walker

First posted on 1 March 2017 Ideas for my stories come to me in museums, in galleries, in libraries. Find me upstairs (and it’s always quieter upstairs) in the British Museum trawling the past looking for future inspiration. Old books, … Continue reading

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Why Every Writer Should Join ALCS by David Gullen

First posted on 14 November 2017 ALCS, the UK Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, collects secondary royalties on behalf of writers for work published in the UK, and campaigns and lobbies on writers’ rights at national and international levels. The … Continue reading

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Making People In My Head – by Gaie Sebold

First posted on 8th November 2016 Someone asked me recently, “Which comes first for you, character or plot?” “Oh, character,” I said. “Character every time.” And having said it, I realised that it might be generally true – at least, … Continue reading

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The Problem with Prologues by Guy T Martland

At the time of writing this, I’m currently editing a novel for the nth time. In doing so, I’ve realised that the prologue has been removed and inserted as many times as I care to remember. This got me thinking … Continue reading

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Launching a book during a pandemic: tips & tricks for doing your own PR/marketing by Tiffani Angus

Launching a book isn’t easy, especially without a pandemic that affected the publishing industry so much that we have had two ‘Super Thursdays’ this year, with hundreds of novels published in September and October alone. Unless you’re a bestseller at … Continue reading

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