Celebrating all things ‘flash’!

Tomorrow is National Flash Fiction Day, a day started in May 2012 by Calum Kerr to celebrate the rise of the fiction genre increasingly known as flash fiction. And a post recognising the day seems appropriate as I seem to be immersed in flash fiction at the moment. The idea... read more

One of the lovely things about being a writer

My last post was about the stress of proofreading – one of the downsides of being a writer. As a contrast, this one is about an altogether nicer aspect: talking to readers and other writers about my books and the craft of writing. Last Saturday I gave a talk at... read more

Can you still love your book during proofreading?

I am doing the second run of proofreading for  ‘The Piano Player’s Son’. I need to concentrate, be on the alert for small mistakes, things that can so easily escape notice – ‘The Paris in in the spring’ syndrome. I like editing. The really challenging process of creating has taken... read more

Wonderful New Poetry Collection

Today I’m playing host to fellow-Cinnamon author, Caroline Davies, whose wonderful collection of poetry ‘Convoy’ has just been published. I first met Caroline on a writing course in North Wales when she was working on the idea of writing some poems about her grandfather’s experiences in the Merchant Navy during... read more