May 3, 2020

Have something happen in your story. Seems obvious, yes? And yet, we receive so many stories at the mag where this is not the case. There's nothing more frustrating for me than to pass on good writing because nothing happens.

February 16, 2020

I can already hear the writing police scream “no!” from the rooftops. It is a conversation I have come across many-a-time online and the jury generally agree that writing stereotypical characters is guilty of being, well, criminal.

With the current storm raging around t...

December 22, 2019

A Christmas Carol — one of the most enduring stories in the history of fiction, and not least because of its central character, the insufferable Ebenezer Scrooge. It has been adapted for television, film and theatre probably more times than any other work of fiction I...

December 15, 2019