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Flash writing tips from Kathy Fish

July 10, 2018
Flash fiction writing tips from Kathy Fish Delighted to welcome Kathy Fish to the blog for the first time today. Kathy is judging the 2018 RW Flash Fiction Prize and I got to ask her all about what she loves about flashing. Kathy, thanks for coming. As an award-winning flash fiction writer

Creating Complex Characters: Cassie in As Far As You Can Go

July 5, 2018
The third in this blog series, which is looking at memorable narrators and how we as writers can create them, is Cassie in As Far As You Can Go by Lesley Glaister. Everything about this novel is memorable even though how the plot would eventually play out was quite predictable. The oppressive and

The Word For Freedom Anthology Contributors

July 3, 2018
The Word For Freedom Anthology Contributors   We have now made a decision on the stories that came through the open submissions process for The Word For Freedom charity anthology, which is raising funds for Hestia; and are also delighted to reveal the fantastic cover donated by Jennie Rawlings

8 Flash Fiction Writing Tips

June 28, 2018
8 Flash Fiction Writing Tips I’ve been writing flash fictions for about six years now and reading tons of them, both for fun and for the entries into the competitions we run at Retreat West. Through the reading that I do for the competitions, I’ve come to understand a lot about what