Monday, 28 October 2013


Automatic writing is well and good if the muse has flown, but I find it a bit of a waste of valuable writing time if I'm in the thick of a project and not sure where I'm going next. Today my character was running away from her Irish midlands home, to London. But I don't know London, at least, not what it's like to live there. And the Ladies' Changing Area did nothing to solve that problem. But walking there down the Bull Wall, and hanging out on the steps wondering if I'd ever get brave enough to actually change, and swim there, did clear the head. And I think my character will live in a squat which she'll reach via concrete steps smelling strongly of urine...

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Publication in Eclectica

I'm thrilled to have my story, Yehudit, appearing in Eclectica today, and in such fantastic company. Have a read of The Testimony of Jayce B and I've Always Thought Marjorie Was Ok if you visit.

'One of the longest surviving ezines. Eclectica Magazine has been online since 1996, and we have had more notable and top ten stories recognized by the storySouth Million Writers Award than any other publication. We pride ourselves on giving everyone (high schoolers, convicts, movie executives, etc.) an equal shot at publication, based solely on the quality of their work.'

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Reviewing 'Bess' by Daphne Gottlieb for Necessary Fiction

It's been a while since I could be accused of doing anything 'edgy', but...
Reviewing Bess by Daphne Gottlieb for Necessary Fiction's 'short fiction' reviews special is proving exciting right from the moment of the envelope hitting the hall floor —as you can see. I look forward to the challenge.