Category Archives: On Writing: Short Stories
Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique
Well, this will be my last Despatch from KSP! Tomorrow I head home to Brisneyland and my normal life. I’m looking forward to
Still talking! 😛
Lisa and I on loving and hating short vs long stories.
Over at Layers of Thought, the very talented Damien Angelica Walters talks about one of my favourite topics: short fiction.
I keep reading that short fiction is making a comeback. To that I say, did it ever go away? Looking at
When Alisa approached us about doing one of the Twelve Planets, we readily agreed. Then, having sprung her trap, she added “But make it more science fictiony.”
Cue Mo Szyslak from The Simpsons … “Whaaaaaa?”
Undeterred, and a little heavy of heart, we two
So, a some weeks ago I sat in the audience at a writing salon (i.e. a few writers who’d already been to the pub beforehand then staggered to a bookstore and talked about writing) and listened to a discussion of how people work.
And now, a word from our publisher, the delightful Simon Marshal-Jones, on what inspired the genesis of Spectral Press, why and how the Spectral Book of Horror Stories came about, and the future of horror.
1. What inspired you to start up the
In which I talk to myself, quite legitimately, so the Men in White Coats cannot take me away – although my Significant Other is giving me some strange sideways looks. My Spectral Book of Horror tale is
My friend and talented newcomer, Linda Brucesmith has nominated Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly (Beastly Priestly) from The Devil Wears Prada as her favourite “bad” woman:
There’s no forgetting the wonderfully surnamed Miranda Priestly as Meryl Streep created her in “The Devil Wears Prada.”