One of a writer’s tricks, I’ve learnt, is to defy expectations. You think Rover’s a dog? Aha! Rover is the name of the cat in Waifs and Strays, Louise G. Cole’s story in story… Continue reading
My daughter has a Picasso on the sitting room wall. You’re wondering if it’s original? Why, every bit as original as the Cézanne I have at home. But that’s beside the point. The… Continue reading
I’ve just received the text below from Ingrid Jendrzejewski, judge of this year’s Book a Break competition. My thanks go to her first of all for performing her task so conscientiously. It’s a… Continue reading
I’ve been travelling a lot recently. 122 journeys in the last ten days. And I don’t mean down to the local shops – I’ve been to Cyprus, Kenya, Poland, the USA, India, Greece…… Continue reading
Yes, that’s the number of entries to the 2017 Book a Break short story competition. That’s a 60% increase over last year. Phew! So this is just a quick post to thank all… Continue reading
Book a Break Short Story competition: final call.
As promised here is Atthys Gage’s text accompanying the result of the first Book a Break Short Story Competition. I’ve modified nothing, except to add the authors’ names after the corresponding numbers.… Continue reading
Well, I’ve finished reading all the submissions for the Book a Break Short Story competition, and I must admit I’m both very glad not to have to pick a winner myself and correspondingly… Continue reading