24 Writing Prompts – #WritingAdvent

I missed out on doing NaNoWriMo as I was working on editing and revising (and trying to keep some work life balance), but I’m keen to spend December writing some new things – so I thought doing an advent of writing prompts could be a fun activity! I’ve created 24 prompts for this – feelContinue reading “24 Writing Prompts – #WritingAdvent”

Writing Resources – Getting Started…and Beyond

A friend who is wanting to get back into writing asked me to point them to any recommended resources for courses, opportunities, and general writing info. I ended up making a long list of things that have helped me over the years – so I thought I’d copy to the blog in case it’s ofContinue reading “Writing Resources – Getting Started…and Beyond”

13 Spooky Writing Prompts

If I’m struggling with writer’s block, it often helps me to brainstorm writing prompts (or find images that inspire me), and then try to write to them. So here are some (thirteen!) spooky and horror themed ones as it’s that time of year. Hope they provide some Halloweenspiration! A door that only opens at everyContinue reading “13 Spooky Writing Prompts”

Flash Fiction: Hide and Seek

I was shortlisted for Retreat West’s recent Micro Fiction competition – I unfortunately didn’t make it to the top three (and definitely check the winners out because they were all excellent!), but thought I’d share mine here anyway. It was inspired by the following photo prompt: Hide and Seek Ellie held the fern to herContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Hide and Seek”

Micro and Tweet-Length Fiction– Some Competitions and Prompts

Whilst absorbed in the busy world of editing for various projects, I’ve felt like I haven’t had that same buzz that comes with creating new work. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy editing and honing my writing to the best it can be, with redrafting and restructuring. But editing for me exercises different writing muscles.Continue reading “Micro and Tweet-Length Fiction– Some Competitions and Prompts”