For beta, for worse

I am currently doing the writerly equivalent of watching through my fingers from behind the sofa. Over the last fortnight I've been editing a collection of linked short stories. I spent yesterday checking and correcting punctuation and overused words, and listening to the computer read the manuscript to me (I find it less embarrassing when …

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Have a story!

In honour of Valentine's Day, here's the link to a daft little story I wrote for National Flash Fiction Day last year: Hope you enjoy it! The featured image is Buttons and Stars by Orin Zebest, which is shared under Creative Commons license 2.0.

Plotter or pantser? JanuWriMo

Some people are just gluttons for punishment. Having done, and won, NaNoWriMo in November, completing an 80,000 word draft in mid-December, who would want to do it all again two months later? *puts up hand* This time I was planning to write not one book but two. Two 25,000-word middle-grade children's books, possibly the first …

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