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Dec.16.2009
A wonderful time last night at the special launch event for Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story hosted by Ride the World XX at Cafe Yumchaa in Soho, London! Here I am in full flow, reading three flash stories (photos courtesy of Elizabeth B): The variety of readings was wonderful...
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Dec.07.2009
Ok, here is the hard-nosed self-promotional author side of me coming out! If you have a gap in your Christmas/Chanukah/Divali/Yule present list and you're looking to buy something for someone who loves books, how about a Salt Bundle? My book is part of the "Contemporary Student" bundle,...
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Dec.05.2009
I had a great meeting on Friday with a physicist from the Uni's physics department, briefing me on an upcoming physics conference which he is hoping will inspire me to write some fiction. (This is the first step towards the start of my writer-in-residence position which I will take up at the...
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Nov.25.2009
I couldn't be happier that this is becoming a vibrant and exciting series, the guest blog posts on Writing & Place, how where you are affects you as a writer. I am delighted to introduce Nora Nadjarian, a wonderful Cyprus-based poet and writer, author of the short story collection Ledra...
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Nov.18.2009
I have loads to write about but let me start by saying.. The Bristol Short Story Prize is now officially open - too all writers worldwide! 3000 words maximum - no minimum length, deadline 31st March, seven pounds per story. Prizes: 1st-£500 plus £150 Waterstone’s Gift Card, 2nd -£350 plus £100...
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Nov.07.2009
There will be much much  more on this over the next few weeks and months, but for right now, head over to Salt's blog to win a copy of Short Circuit -  the hot-off-the-press Guide to the Art of the Short Story, edited by my great friend and colleague, the wondrous and extremely hard-working...
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Oct.21.2009
I had always wanted to be a writer, but life somehow got in the way.  Pathetic excuse, I know, but the fact is I was so busy struggling to survive and cope with a genetic medical condition (sickle cell disease) that it didn't even occur to me that I could in fact try to become a published writer. ...
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Oct.19.2009
Whoo hoo!  Finally got around to adding one of my favorite recent short stories, "DeathThreats", to my blog.  If you are cursed by mortal fears, have a dread of dying, this is the tale for you.  Mordant without being morbid, evocative, chilling and funny. Pop over to my blog and either...
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Sep.29.2009
Four days at a short story festival, what a wonderful idea! From Thursday night until Sunday night, at gorgeous Charleston, home of Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, writers reading from their stories and talking about stories. And in a large barn, with atmospheric lowing from the cows next...
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Sep.14.2009
I'm not yet ready to blog about what it's like to have moved countries, that kind of thing, I am still musing, so I thought I'd bring some exciting news from Short Story World. First, Electric Literature, the new lit zine that is available in print, as an eBook, or for your Kindle of iPhone, and...