This year I was invited to come to my kids' primary school on World Book Day and do a little talk about writing and how I get my ideas. My thoughts, in order, were: Great! I get to talk about writing! Ah. It's World Book Day. I need to dress up. Not that I have … Continue reading My World Book Day
After last year's egg hunt with rhyming clues, I felt I might have painted myself into a corner. This year, therefore, I've written a little story which has the clues incorporated into it, called 'The Quest for the Easter Bunny'. To stage the egg hunt you'll need 7 envelopes, a printer, and some mini eggs (larger … Continue reading Egg Hunt 2016: The Quest for the Easter Bunny
As blog posts go, this one is a check-in to let you know that I haven't been eaten by an Alsatian (or the cat). I've just been busy doing things. In my last post I talked about sending my manuscript to a small army of beta-readers for the very first time, and joked that I … Continue reading So much to do, so little time…
For the last couple of years I've done an Easter egg hunt for the boys. Last year I was a bit lazy (and pushed for time) and I recycled some of the clues. Which of course they spotted immediately. And they also noted that the Easter Bunny's handwriting is exactly like mine. Not much gets … Continue reading Egg Hunt: Happy Easter!
*drumroll* Coming soon...the first FlashDogs anthology! Perhaps I should explain...The FlashDogs are a collective of flash fiction (short short story writers) from all over the world. We met at various online contests, such as the marvellously dragony Flash! Friday. But then people started to talk online, and from tweets and snippets leapt the FlashDogs, a … Continue reading Attack of the FlashDogs!