Why a writing deadline is a ‘very good thing’ – Bridget Whelan

Why a writing deadline is a ‘very good thing’ – Bridget Whelan

I’m delighted to be asked to be writer in residence during their annual writing competition. I am going to blog every month about the kind of things that emerging writers need to consider – how to find original ideas, how to craft a sentence or a line of poetry that sings on the page and…

Meeting Tracy Fells, Winner of Hysteria 2013

Meeting Tracy Fells, Winner of Hysteria 2013

This week it’s my great pleasure to welcome Tracy Fells to the Thursday Throng hot seat. Tracy was the winner of this years Hysteria 2013 writing competition with a story called Fibonacci’s Tree. She was also a runner up in last years Hysteria 2012 competition and has had success in several significant short story competitions…

An Interview with Jayne Thickett – winner of the Hysteria 2012 Short Story Competition

An Interview with Jayne Thickett – winner of the Hysteria 2012 Short Story Competition

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Jayne Thickett – the winner of the Hysteria 2012 Short Story Competition. You can read her story, called “Banana Loaf: A Recipe for Solace” on the website. It will also be published in the Hysteria 2012 Anthology, due out in February, alongside nine other exceptional writers and ten fabulous…