One of the authors featured in the new anthology of scary stories collected by Dan Alatorre has also written about WWII. Here she describes how researching that book offered insights into hauntings and from there to the two stories in the anthology. via Guest Post: Writing horror and supernatural stories by Robbie Cheadle #DarkVisions #HorrorAnthology #NewRelease Continue reading Guest Post: Writing horror and supernatural stories by Robbie Cheadle #DarkVisions #HorrorAnthology #NewRelease
she fell head first in love with the way the words
moved around in her mouth,
With the way her emotions tickled against
the backdrop of her heart. Continue reading I am Soul Virtual Blog Tour – Day Nine
At what? Offering to critique a 1000 words (max) submission from you for just $10. And there’s more! If he really likes your submission you’ll be in line to win $300. Read more about it below via Announcing The Word Weaver 1000 Word SPRINT Writing Contest Continue reading Dan is at it again!
It is 7 or 8 years since the Laois Writers’ Group published an anthology which they sold in order to raise funds for the Cuisle Centre. By attracting sponsors and holding a slew of fund raising events we were able … Continue reading Supporting Cancer Charities With Writing
“I don’t know him personally. But I do know he’s not fit to be an MP.”
“If the women voters knew what he’s really like they wouldn’t support him.” Continue reading MPs Abusing Clerks
The weight of his wet clothes dragged him under and there was no longer any visible evidence of his existence. Continue reading Honest Hearts is Going Wide
Earlier this week Stevie Turner posted a piece about character development. I commented on the piece, saying that I sometimes place my characters in difficult situations in order to see how they respond. Often these situations will be tangential to the actual work in progress. I’m posting here an example of that in which I explored aspects of the relationship between my main character in the novel Transgression and his partner through the partner’s eyes. I might add that it also impinges upon the recent discussion here about diversity in fiction because my characters are gay and I am not. … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Characters
The water seemed alive, the waves slowly rolling towards us. The boys were having trouble keeping to their feet Continue reading Lazy Days Book Tour – Day 6
Today I’m sharing the winner and second place stories from the November Word Weaver contest from Dan Alatorre’s website. They are both excellent and well deserve their placement on the top of the heap. Also in Dan’s post today are first details of how you can enter the next Word Weaver contest. You get a professional critique from Dan, just for entering. And there are great opportunities to have your work noticed across Dan’s international network. https://danalatorre.com/2017/12/21/word-weaver-writing-contest-november-2017-1st-place-winner/ Continue reading Two More Terrific Tales
So the waiting is over now, for me. Joint third is a good place to be when you’ve never won anything before, and after seeing the quality of the opposition I’m more than a little chuffed! Actually, of course, the waiting isn’t over. Tomorrow comes the pleasure of seeing the two stories the judges deemed better than mine. via Word Weaver Writing Contest November 2017: 3rd Place Continue reading Third Place and Proud of it!