Happy New Year Everyone! A warm welcome to the 18th year of the current century and indeed, of the millennium! Each December I undertake a detailed review of the year gone by. You can read my past year-end summaries here, here and here. The first quarter of the year whizzed past in adjusting myself to … More The Millennium Enters Adulthood
I am thrilled to report that my story The Prodigal Daughter was published in Reedsy as a winner of their previous week’s writing prompt. Do take a look and like/share/comment on it! If you haven’t come across Reedsy before, I highly recommend you subscribe to their writing prompts. They offer editorial consultation and they also … More The Prodigal Daughter
A humorous post I wrote for writers got published on the Submittable blog this morning. If you’ve ever wanted to set up an out-of-office autoreply then this is the post for you! Check out The Creative Writer’s Autoreply and let me know what you think!
I’m happy to post that my story Perils in the Post has found a wonderful home in The Ilanot Review in their Letters-themed issue. The Ilanot Review is an excellent literary journal from Israel! Do hop over and take a look. In other exciting news, 18th July this year marked the 200th anniversary of Jane … More The Legacy of Jane Austen, and a New Story Publication!
I have been light on writing-related work this year. No Short Story Challenge, and definitely no other brand new work. I’ve spent most of my available free time on editing and whipping older pieces into shape. Per my records, I have about 28 of these essays and short stories that I need to whittle and … More Mini-Update
Elmore Leonard expired a few years ago, and apart from his brilliant books, the best legacy he could’ve left for writers was his ten rules. Do modern novels really follow them? Let’s take a look at a breakdown of the rules. Never open a book with weather. The reader is likely to “leaf ahead looking … More Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing
Every January I look back on the year that went past with the intent of scrutinizing it to see what I could’ve done better/different. It’s a fun exercise, and I like to make sure I’m growing in my writing. Check out my previous year-end posts here, here, and here. At the beginning of the year … More 2015 Year-end Wrap-up