Tag Archives: short stories

Moving Goalposts by Juliet Kemp

At the start of each year, I set myself some aims for the next year; and this year, I want to publish more short stories. That, in turn, means that I need to write the stories, and then I need … Continue reading

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How to Sell Short Stories to an Anthology By Deborah Walker

First off, I’ll pepper these words with caution. This is how I do things. You might have a much better way of selling stories to anthologies. And if you do, could you please tell me in the comments. SELLING WITHOUT … Continue reading

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The Parallels Between Singing and Writing by Jacey Bedford

This is all about lessons learned and applied I used to be a folk singer. No–correction–I am a folk singer, I just don’t do it as a full-time job any more, but even though I’ve officially retired from the road … Continue reading

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Albedo One by Bob Neilson

I have said before that there are no friendly divorces, but I am currently observing one with no rancour (and very little expense). Unfortunately this is not mine. Mine is painful, expensive and hate-filled. It may sound like an exaggeration, … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome – Embrace the Experience by David Gullen

Writers all over the world talk about Imposter Syndrome*, that feeling your success is undeserved and that one day the world will collectively blink, take a good long look at you and realise you are some kind of fraud. It’s … Continue reading

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I never intended… by Vaughan Stanger

I never intended to write a series of science fiction stories about a robot butler called “Reeves”, but the tale of how it came about is, I suspect, emblematic of many a writer’s life. The original story, Writing on the … Continue reading

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Live blogging from Milford 2017: Monday 11th September – 11.55 a.m.

Jacey Bedford Writes: Milford is here again. The week in September when 15 writers of science fiction and fantasy gather in a not-so-secret location in Wild Welsh Wales to eat chocolate and critique each others’ pieces of fiction. North Wales … Continue reading

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I don’t know what colour the wallpaper is – by Marion Pitman

I don’t know what colour the wallpaper is, or what flowers are growing in the garden. I only work out with an enormous effort what season it is, what the weather is doing, what day of the week it is. … Continue reading

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Why Fiction Matters By Nancy Jane Moore

I’ve had several conversations with fiction writers lately on what we should be doing about climate change, the U.S. election, and other important concerns of the day. My immediate response was that now, more than ever, we should write stories. … Continue reading

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Confession of a Museum Bunny by Deborah Walker

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, paintings, objects are part of our … Continue reading

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