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Interview with prize-winning author Vanessa Gebbie

To tie-in with National Short Story week, I interviewed top prize-winning author Vanessa Gebbie. Can you tell us a bit about the new collection ‘Storm Warning’? It’s a collection of short stories and flash fiction, and it’s themed. The subtitle … Continue reading

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Writing forum

As my NaNoWriMo progress slides down the toilet, I just wanted to mention the creative writers’ forum over on the main Winning Words page. It’s still in its infancy, but obviously the more writers that pop over there and get … Continue reading

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Interview with Tom Vowler

Tom Vowler has just been awarded the Scott Prize, an international annual prize for a first collection of short stories by a single author. Congratulations on winning the Scott Prize. How did it all come about? Thanks, Michelle. I wrote … Continue reading

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NaNo update – Day 7

After two days of no writing at all, I have spent a mammoth 4 hours writing today (which is a lot for me), and have clocked up 5370 words, taking the total word count (which I am not becoming obsessed … Continue reading

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NaNo Update – Days 5 and 6

I have a confession to make. I’ve done no writing for 2 days. Yesterday I felt crotchety and tired, and today my family came around to visit. I spent the day today helping my dad to assemble the fab bijou … Continue reading

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NaNo Day 3 – back on track

What a difference a day makes. On Day 3 I managed to write 3400 words, so am now back on track. I must say, I find it much easier to write with background music on (but nothing with words in … Continue reading

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NaNo Progress Update – Day 2

Things haven’t gone so well today. I blame working 25hrs in two days, that probably did it. Doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing. I did write on my (45 minute) lunch break today, but only managed about 200 … Continue reading

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