Monthly Archives: June 2015

Flash Fiction Friday 165: 6-word stories

Originally posted on MorgEn Bailey – Editor, Comp Columnist/Judge, Writing Guru:
Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and sixty-fifth piece in this series. This week’s is the twenty-third bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of…

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who has read the works of Herbert Quain?

I particularly love this Irish writer’s 1936 work “April March”, a novel with nine different beginnings which fork back in time… Actually I haven’t read anything by him and I doubt you have either. Have you ever had an idea … Continue reading

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James Holden: Sarah Waters and keeping track of progress

Sarah Waters is one of my favourite authors, not only for the trilogy of Victorian novels with which she made her name, but her most recent wartime and post-war novels The Night Watch and The Little Friend. So I was delighted … Continue reading

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James Holden: Shiny Happy Person

I hear the song all the time. It’s there when I turn on the radio in the morning, Simon Mayo cheerfully introducing it on Radio One. I turn over to Capital to avoid it, but they’re playing it as well. … Continue reading

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James Holden: The language of writing

Last week there were a couple of items in the news that touched on the choices writers make when it comes to choosing words. The first was a feature in The Guardian, who asked authors for their favourite words. Will Self … Continue reading

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