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Hermit crab haiku in the Financial Times

Well, I knew I’d never make it into the Financial Times for my business acumen, but I’m happy enough to have had one of my haiku published in the London broadsheet. 🙂 It was selected as runner up in the FT weekly haiku competition based … Continue reading

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Crime writer selects my story as a winner

Last year, GKBCInc held its inaugural short story competition judged by crime writer Tim Weaver. Tim is the Sunday Times bestselling author of novels Chasing the Dead,  The Dead Tracks and Vanished published by Penguin Books. The theme for the first … Continue reading

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Looking back (and forward)

As 2013 comes to an end, I realise that a lot of my year was spent studying and writing haiku, something that seems to have become more a way of life for me than a poetry form. It’s as if … Continue reading

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It’s offishul – I cant spel!

I came second in Mitch Lavender’s Grate Righter Bad Speler Conetest 2012! This was an unusual competition because the objective was to write a complete story in under 100 words using the most atrocious spelling possible. Unfortunately mine wasn’t quite good – … Continue reading

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Can you (mis)spell?

Do you think you could write a piece of flash fiction filled with misspelled words? Yes, you heard right – full of bad spelling – it’s the whole point of this writing competition. My writer friend, Mitch Lavender, author of the forthcoming novel, … Continue reading

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Success!

Yay!!! I heard on Tuesday morning that I had won the A Vogel ‘Story for Bedtime’ writing competition with my spooky story, One Stop Beyond (thanks to Neil for coming up with a play on the Madness track for the … Continue reading

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What’s the least amount of money you’ve ever received for your writing?

…and ‘nothing’ doesn’t count! A couple of weeks ago, I received a cheque for £2 for a letter I wrote to the editor of Emerald Writing Workshops – with a note from him saying he just wished it was for £300 (you need to … Continue reading

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