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Win a Crime Writing Retreat!

March 6, 2017
Fancy turning your hand to crime? Well, the Crime Writing Retreat is a great place to start and it is taking place from June 24-27 in West Bay, Dorset and there will be crime writing masterclasses from the best-selling author of the Social Media Murder Series, Angela Clarke. Get the full info on

November 2016 Flash Results

February 6, 2017
Many thanks to all that entered the November 2016  monthly themed flash competition. The theme was success and as always there were some very interesting takes on it. A real lightness of touch and I immediately wanted to know how things would turn out for Glyn. Great to have a touch of romance in

Guest author: Steph Broadribb – Scouting locations for Deep Down Dead

February 1, 2017
Delighted to have Steph Broadribb on the blog today as part of the blog tour for Deep Down Dead (Orenda Books). It’s fast-paced, original and a very entertaining read telling the story of Lori, a bounty hunter in Florida who has her daughter’s illness to contend with as well as a past

2016 RW Short Story and Flash Fiction Prize Shortlists

January 26, 2017
Many thanks again to everyone that entered their stories for the first RW Short Story Prize and RW Flash Fiction Prize. After a lot of re-reading, we have decided on the shortlists and their stories are now going to the judges to read. The Short Story Prize is being judged by Vanessa Gebbie and the