Do you have a favourite writing place? If you don’t have one, where do you like to write? What makes it special? Why there?
I still remember the Christmas my sister was given one of the very first computer games as a gift from our parents. Plugged into our television it allowed us to play a virtual game of tennis, batting what I now know to be a collection of pixels against the sides of the screen, so it…
Abdulrahman Mohammed Abu-Yaman is the winner of the flash fiction category in the 2021 Hysteria Writing Competition. You can find his writing, along with the other finalists from each category in the Hysteria 8 anthology.
You may have read some six-word short stories, often in the form of an advert. One of the most famous by Hemingway is “For sale. baby shoes, never worn”. Can you come up with a six-word advert that hints at an unknown story?
I love the idea of generating writing ideas from a set of pre-prepared words. In this one, simply choose one word from each column and create an introductory sentence for a short story, flash fiction or a novel using each of the words.
Wherever Fido went my little sister went too. Faithfully holding on as he bumped and rolled his way around the garden, the house, the pavement.
Jenny Rossiter first joined me on this blog back in 2012 with her book The Masks that Men Wear. Since then much has changed in her life and business. In her latest book, a memoir called The Freedom Bus from adoptee to true self Jenny combines her heart-warming story with her professional expertise, calling on…
Susan was reflective cutting the perfect snowflake biscuits. Sometimes all it took was a sprinkle of magic and sugar dusting to wash away the cares of the day.
If you search ‘digital intelligence’ in a search engine you will find that, broadly, it is either a “new type of intelligence that combines knowledge, ways of knowing, and the ability to interact effectively in a cultural or community setting” 1 or something to do with big data, marketing, and strategy.
Let’s be honest, when we talk about saving the planet we don’t really mean the planet. After all the planet will look after itself, it has for the billions of years it’s already been around. We don’t even really mean how to save the amazing, glorious, generous ecosystem that is nature. What we really mean…