for writers and readers….

A Prize Better than Money for Short Story Writers

An extraordinary writing apprenticeship is available for short story writers who write with a political ethos

March 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Graham Greene on why short stories are perfect and novels aren’t – QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

With a novel, which takes perhaps years to write, the author is not the same man he was at the end of the book as he was at the beginning. … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Most stories we tell are under 500 words….Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Most stories we tell in real life are under 500 words. You’re at a party, everyone has a glass of wine, and suddenly you have the floor. You throw out … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Announcing the birth of something completely different in creative writing…

I’ve taught writing in art galleries and museums, draughty church halls and university lecture theatres. I’ve met some amazing people and I’m proud to say that I am still in … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Tomorrow – the launch of a very special book

DANCING WITH WORDS  – the Brighton charity anthology in aid of Martlets Hospice – will be launched at 7pm on Saturday September 20th at the Amnesty Bookshop in the heart … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a selection of some of the best from last year

Here’s a small sample of the websites and online resources I discovered in 2013. They demonstrate what a generous lot writers are – here are places you can learn your … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment


Short Stops is a new – very new – website dedicated to the short storyin the UK and Ireland. It officially opens on Sunday November 17th but it is already … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) American short story writer LORRIE MOORE

Most things good for writing are bad for life. “May your life be not very good material” is a blessing I offer students. —Lorrie Moore Find out more about Lorrie … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Apprentice Writers wanted

Word Factory was founded by journalist and writer Cathy Galvin to bring the very best short story writers together for readings, masterclasses and to create new work. Events are held … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Prestigious International Creative Writing Competition

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2013 is now open.  There are two categories for entry – Poetry and Short Fiction – maximum word lenght. Prizes £500 prize money – Poetry … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment