Runner-up in Letter Writing Competition!

It’s been a while since I achieved any of the top places in writing competitions, not that I enter that many. And okay, so this is a competition run by my writing group, but it was independently judged by historical fiction author, Clare Harvey. I entered two pieces in the letter writing competition, one that was a personal thank you to an inspirational author and … Continue reading Runner-up in Letter Writing Competition!

Short Story: Taken to the Edge

This is a lot darker than my usual output, so be warned if you’re feeling delicate. A few naughty-bad words too. I can’t imagine people would particularly enjoy this, but I hope that you may appreciate it…   Billy began to wake up. He exhaled a deep, peaceful breath from his nose and slowly opened his eyes. In barely two seconds he leapt from comatose to … Continue reading Short Story: Taken to the Edge

Detective Fiction: Getting your team right

This started out as a simple response to a guest post from PekoeBlaze on Ryan Lanz’s A Writer’s Path on the subject of writing futuristic sci-fi detective stories. It then morphed into something else, and became way too long to clutter up Ryan’s page. So, let’s first get some clear distinctions of who does what in a real life homicide case because this is the … Continue reading Detective Fiction: Getting your team right