The Salisbury Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist was announced today. Story length for the competition was 500 words – quite a challenge of you are not, like me, used to writing much flash fiction. Pleased to say that I am one of the six named on the shortlist. The theme was ‘Rivers’ which was fortunate… Read More Fly fishing on the river Usk
‘What are you currently working on?’ – a regular question addressed to a writer. A writer must be prepared to answer the question, any time, any place. You must practise your ‘elevator pitch’ – starting with that snappy, eye-catching title which will look so good on the cover of your latest masterpeice as it stands… Read More What’s my title?
Even though I did not win the Hall & Woodhouse DLF (DorchesterLitFest) Writing Award, it was still worth the effort of travelling down to Dorset for the ceremony. The beautiful light and airy function room on the first floor of the Duchess of Cornwall Inn in Poundbury was full of supporters, judges and guests, eager… Read More A glass of fizz and a book prize
100 Stories: 2nd Sensory Book Out Now Chris Fielden’s Sensorially Challenged Volume 2 has been released this week. This is the 9th book published via his writing challenges. The book supports a marvellous organisation called The National Literacy Trust, an independent charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged children literacy skills. I am pleased to announce that my Sensorially… Read More A plethora of adjectives & adverbs
Pleased to hear this morning that The Road to Civitella 1944 has reached the shortlist of four books for the Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize (Dorchester Literary Festival). Looking forward to visiting Poundbury for the event at the Duchess of Cornwall on 18 July when the winner will be announced. twitter dorchlitfest https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Event/Dorchlitfest/posts/ Dorchester… Read More Shortlisted
The Degree Shows are a wonderful showcase for the talent, skills and creativity of each graduating student, who have worked hard to evolve and to realise their ideas through creative practice. Anita Taylor, executive dean, Bath School of Art and Design It’s a privilege to support young artists by attending their exhibitions and buying their… Read More Best on show in Bath