WMHT Local Writers Interview

WMHT and the Greenwich Free Library are hosting events around the Great American Read. They’re also highlighting local authors — like me! Check it out on their Facebook page: Read the rest here. What’s your Great American Read? I wanted to say Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, but it’s not on their list. But…

FFB: Our Man in Havana

Graham Greene seems to stay in the mind of a good number of people, but he seems to have fallen off the popular radar for sure. I am somewhat abashed to admit that it was only recently that I finally picked up Our Man in Havana on a whim at the library (my usual brainstorming…

Bloody Scotland / Bouchercon

I’m going to be on the road a lot the next few weeks. Saturday I head off to Bloody Scotland — alas, only for the day — and then Tuesday I’m Stateside bound, back to NY for a few weeks to see my pals and enjoy Bouchercon. I’ll apologize in advance because I know I…

Introducing Graham Wynd

I cannot believe it is July already! I have been so busy that time has simply sped by and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. I’m doing my best not to be tempted into adding to my already too long to-do list, but there are always opportunities too good to miss (like writing…

Writer Wednesday: Finish That

Last week I urged you to send things off, to brave the market and try your chances. Some of you have not done that — in fact, some of you may never do that, because you have trouble letting go of a story. Are you an inveterate tinkerer? I know some people who have been…

Writer Wednesday: Submit Your Work

Writing is important; just as important is exposing your work to light. The act of writing is an end in itself: it releases the natural creativity we all have. I always say that I never know how I feel about something until I’ve written about it. Writing organises your thought. But it need not be…

Writer Wednesday: Postcard Fiction Winners!

I’m happy to announce the results of the 2013 Postcard Fiction Contest, images of the winning entries above. My grateful thanks to everyone who sent in a postcard. I’ll just copy the stories here. Second runner up with “The Right Time” on a WTC postcard is John Williams-Searle: The Right Time When the elevator stopped…

Music for Writers

Do you write with music? Frank Duffy asked me to be a part of a project over at the Horrifically Horrifying Horror blog looking at how (or if) writers use music for writing. I get to appear with a bunch of heavy hitters including Lisa Tuttle, Dennis Etchison, Christopher Fowler, Steve Rasnic Tem, Howard Linskey…

Writer Wednesday: Postcard Fiction Contest 2013

An inspiration I had last year and I repeat it now: a contest to celebrate brevity in fiction. Write a story that fits on a postcard! Send it to me. I’ll choose my favourite and give it a prize — let’s say $25. Entries open now until 1st May, 2013. All postcards I have received…

Writer Wednesday: Write More

I’m sending off my prose writing class today: it’s odd having two half term classes instead of one. Mostly it feels as if we barely got started and we’re done. I don’t know how much they will take in from our dizzy spin through writing. Maybe nothing. Some will continue writing (probably the same ones…