Dirty Old Sod

We are having a reading night at the writer's group that I attend. The theme is flash fiction. Wikipedia - oh wise, trusty, yet unreliable writer's tool - says that flash fiction is "work of extreme brevity, including the Six-Word Story, 140-character stories, the dribble (50 words), the drabble (100 words), and sudden fiction (750 words)." … Continue reading Dirty Old Sod

Working After The Work Is Done: The Distracted Writer

There is no default template to plan your day's writing. (You probably can find one online, but please don't. Templates are for administrative letters, C.V.s and flat-pack products.) Formatting your own writing timeline is whatever works for you - there's no right way and no wrong way; it's about getting your story down. The way that Ian Fleming … Continue reading Working After The Work Is Done: The Distracted Writer

From R.L. To Peter, Paul and Mary: The Inspiration

The inspiration behind The Reputation of Booya Carthy – and the welcome question that I have been asked most since its release – came from various different sources. It kind of grew from the fledgling idea that I wanted to write a music-based novel. I was going to do the old ‘rock star’ story: a … Continue reading From R.L. To Peter, Paul and Mary: The Inspiration

Folks With Their Copies Of Boo

I'm loving seeing folks with their copies of Boo. Please do keep sharing. (If anyone uploads one whilst photobombing a stranger you get a biscuit) Posted by Phillip Drown I'm loving seeing folks with their copies of Boo. Please do keep sharing. (If anyone uploads one whilst photobombing a stranger you get a biscuit) Posted … Continue reading Folks With Their Copies Of Boo

A (made up) People Person: Getting Into Character

Someone Else's Shoes Character is probably the most important aspect of any convincing story - both the people who drive your story and the tone which you choose to tell your tale: the passages between the characters' actions and dialogue when you become the chauffer. Bob Dylan said, "I'll know my song well before I start singing." And … Continue reading A (made up) People Person: Getting Into Character