Monday, 26 October 2009

Holy Crap!

and a massive thank you to > kill author.

Friday, 9 October 2009


I'm a winner!!! My story made it into Even More Tonto Short Stories!! And I am in damn good company! Hooray plus many many more exclamation marks. I'm just going to have a little run around now, victory dance maybe.

A Staple Diet of Words

On Thursday 15th October I'll be getting my grubby mitts on the new issue of Staple Magazine, at a special launch at Quad.

Hosted by Staple editor Wayne Burrows, there will be readings from some of the issue's contributors, an open mic section, and the evening will be rounded off by poet Jacqueline Gabbitas. Hello Hubmarine are also doing a sneaky set, so I'll be either dusting off, or polishing up a story, as well as getting the Bach Rescue Remedy at the ready.

The event is free and starts around 7:30pm. The theme is words and art. Quad have good cakes. How many more reasons to come does a person need?

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Geometry and The September Project

For September I set myself a writing project, whereby every day I would find a photo and then write a few sentences inspired by it. The idea was to stop myself before I ran away with one idea over another. Hopefully, I'll be able to go back to each piece and pick up where I left off. I know there are a few that have the beginnings of longer stories. I've still to read over them all to see if there's a pattern. I'm sure there will be a pattern. I've been noticing the rhythm of my writing a lot lately. I need to write more and experiment more (in my writing) to see if my theory is correct, though. So, watch this space?

Good news for October is Ben has re-started the excellent blog How Men Make Love In The Twentieth Century, and was nice enough to ask me to contribute a story, which I did, which you can read here. The brief this time was, "a story inspired by geometry". Ben's own story, Perspective, is beautiful. You need to read it now. Thank you.