Enjoying the Craft of Writing

Greetings. While I've just posted exciting news on the plans for a #vss365 anthology, I haven't updated the blog on writing progression (or lack of it) for some time. An update What have the last few months entailed? The tragic loss of a friend which hit me fairly hard as he was full of life, …

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#VSS365 Anthology

Want to know more about the history of #vss365 ? Click here to find out more. Why have an anthology? As the original creator of #vss365, many people have proposed an anthology to me over the last few years. Why? In short, because it's something to celebrate. Many people have found a supportive, encouraging and …

Winning stories, podium places and feedback: Part two: Angry Hourglass

In a continuation of collating winning stories, podium placing and feedback, I've trawled through some of the old flash fiction competitions. This post is dedicated to the world of the Angry Hourglass, run by LadyHazmat/ Dr Rebecca, pathologist, writer and good friend to flash fiction. Angry Hourglass allowed longer word counts than many other flash …

Winning stories, podium places and feedback: Part one : Flash! Friday

In an attempt to tidy up, I thought it would be good to go through some of the old competitions and post winning stories, podium places or feedback. Partially to remind myself that once upon a time I produced winning work on a regular basis that others enjoyed. I loved the challenge of pitting myself …

VS365 One year on

FlashDogs Update 5h September 2017 will see the anniversary of VSS365. What is VSS365? A daily prompt (sometimes more than one) is posted each day on Twitter from the @flashdogs account. This for anyone that wants to write a tweet-sized story based on the prompt. Generally, this is just a word, but sometimes it is …