Monthly Archives: January 2014

James Holden: Some throughts on writing “northern”

I’ve just finished reading Jon McGregor’s This Isn’t The Sort of Thing That Happen To Someone Like You (you can find it on-line here). It’s a fantastic collection of short stories that vary wildly in terms of length, form and … Continue reading

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James Holden: After the tree came down

In the week after packing the Christmas decorations away, Frank decided that the living room looked bare. Gone were the cards from relatives, close friends and casual acquaintances. There was no longer any tinsel perched on picture frames across the … Continue reading

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James Holden: My New Year’s Resolutions

Last year I decided I was going to have a New Year’s Resolution for my writing. My ambition was modest – to enter four competitions, a goal I picked for two reasons. Firstly, I thought that it would help spur … Continue reading

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