Tag Archives: short stories

How writing drabbles develops mad skills #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Some of the best work I’ve ever read was in the form of extremely short stories. Authors grow in the craft and gain different perspectives when they write short stories and essays. With each short piece that you write, you increase your ability to tell a story…

Nottingham University #ShortStoryCompetition #winner – yours truly!

A couple of months ago, my University (Nottingham) newsletter announced a short story competition for alumni. How could I resist? The story was to be set on one of the campuses, and had a limit of 2000 words. Quite a challenge for someone accustomed to writing fantasy novels of epic length, but I decided to have a go, and chose a […]

2015 in review & New Year’s writing goals – what are yours?

WordPress offers all its users a handy dandy annual report with the year’s blog stats – I was amazed to find my blog has had around 9000 views this year – wow! This prompted me to think of not only a round up of last year (132 blog posts), but a quick review of where I’m […]

New Book Promotion 2016 – A celebration of Short Stories, Novellas and Anthologies

Do you write short stories, or have you published an anthology? Take a look at this great idea on Smorgasbord.

The Difference Between Stories and Novels

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? Humans are born storytellers. Shortly after learning to string sentences together, we start sharing them: “Mommy, I did this…” or “Daddy, I did that….” We are eager to hear about others’ experiences, supposedly to learn from them and avoid their mistakes, and we like basking in the…

How do you compile a successful anthology? (And a special offer…)

I ask this question, because it wasn’t something I’d considered before we started work on THE WORLD AND THE STARS. If it is to be a collection of all your own work, then it’s not so complicated. But for a multi-author compilation? Just where do you start? A theme works well, if you start out […]

#CoverReveal THE WORLD AND THE STARS Multi-author #SF #SFF #anthology published by yours truly!

And here it is… This is what has been keeping me so busy for the last month: THE WORLD AND THE STARS a multi-author anthology of science fiction and fantasy Art work by Deirdre Counihan -her story Dark is also in the book – talented lady 😀 Publication date April 10th Blurb Twenty-four of the most exciting voices […]

Wrapping up #EXCERPT WEEK on THE WRITE STUFF #readers #books

Excerpt Week wraps up I’ve had lots of fun, this last week, posting snippets from my books on Marcia Meara’s great writing site, THE WRITE STUFF. Huge thanks are due to Marcia for the idea, and the opportunity to share and to discover new authors. If you haven’t already, go on over and take a […]

At last – success! First book earns out and other news

My first book finally earns out! Friends, raise a glass with me – after 6 years, my first traditionally published book has finally earned back its advance and started making real money! Today, I received in the post my twice yearly Royalty Statement, to find that my equestrian title THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING has moved into the […]

The Girl who Believed in Fairy Tales – #magical realism by Heidi Garrett #giveaway

The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales Sub Genre: Magical Realism Release Date: June 23, 2014 Heather Baker believes in fairy tales, and she turns to their timeless wisdom whenever life gets difficult. Again and again, the playfulness, symbolism, and deeper meaning in fairy tales have filled Heather with hope, nurtured her spirit, and fired […]