So here’s my first ever publication, in the flesh. Feels good, feels like I’m actually getting somewhere. The best part was seeing my name in the copyright pages, nothing like legal mumbo-jumbo to stir the emotions! Richard from Spike The Cat sent over a copy of ‘The Last Laugh’ anthology a few weeks ago. I
Talking About Rejections
Read an interesting blog post by Heather Trese entitled ‘Should Writers Talk About Their Rejections?‘ after seeing it retweeted by @dirtywhitecandy on Twitter. This caught my interest because I painstakingly detail all my rejections here. I mainly do this for a personal record but intentionally because I’ve never seen any other writer do it. The
Short Story: Till Therapy Do Us Part
The second victim of my ‘5 strikes and you’re out‘ rule for short story submissions but i’m walking this one because it’s only faced 3 pitches. I like the idea behind it but I don’t think the execution has been particularly well done. Anyway, let me know what you think, how you’d rewrite it and
‘Broken Branches’ Cooking on Gas Mark 5…Finally!
After a few false starts, some dodgy decisions, mundane storylines, awkwardly plotted ideas, cardboard characters and directionless dialogue…everything’s all tickity-boo on the ‘Broken Branches’ first draft front. Trimmed down the characters, shuffled some scenes, deleted others, got my head down, wrestled with this sucker and now I’m halfway through Chapter 7, pretty happy with it