The thing about being a writer and not having a ‘proper’ job is that we don’t have IT support, coffee breaks, water-cooler chats and personal… Read More »The best writing advice I ever received
I’ve just come back from being on panels at three literary festivals and talking to authors published by Silverwood Books. It’s been a bit of… Read More »Five writing tips from four literary events
BLURRED LINES: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION I’m delighted to be featured in Writer’s Aloud, the Royal Literary Fund‘s podcast. This week I’m talking about the… Read More »Blurred lines: Separating fact from fiction
I recently judged the Bristol Short Story Prize for the second year running. This year there were 2,420 entries from all over the world. My fellow judges – agent, Rowan Lawton, radio producer, Sara Davies and writer, Nikesh Shukla – and I read forty stories and chose the twenty that will feature in the next anthology as well as the winner, second and third place.
And today the short list of those twenty stories we chose has been announced!Read More »Writing Short Stories