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Along The Write Lines · 1d ago

Introducing Erik Carter

I never tire of meeting other writers (more often, online these days) and finding out what makes them tick. Whether we specialise in the same genre or find ourselves in different camps there...
Along The Write Lines · 1W ago

Room for a Review

Last month I ran a mini workshop on the theme of Comedy Writing in Fiction. (I mentioned it here.) Linda recently sent me a review of the event and she's kindly let me post it on this blog.I...
Along The Write Lines · 3W ago

How writing can be a therapeutic tool

"Writing does not protect us from tragedy, but it does give us a way of working through problems and perhaps expressing them differently in fiction."It's a truism that writers draw upon pers...
Along The Write Lines · 4W ago

Writing can be a funny old business

Workshops are a great way to learn, to find out what you already know, and to approach a familiar subject with fresh eyes. This still holds true when you're the person delivering the event.B...
Along The Write Lines · 1M ago

Cornish short stories wanted

Leave no stone unturned to find your inspiration for a story.Are you a writer who was born in Cornwall, or who livesĀ in Cornwall?If your answer is yes then opportunity has just knocked and y...
Along The Write Lines · 2M ago

What's the story with Neil Roberts?

Almost a year ago I chatted with writer Neil Roberts about his love for short fiction. Fast forward 11 months and we met up in cyberspace to talk about where the fragments of his imagination...
Along The Write Lines · 2M ago

Kamae-te for Writers

Bruce Lee introduced me to martial arts, figuratively speaking. And, being bookish, I read a lot about the subject and did every little. Eventually, I found tai chi too slow for my nature an...
Along The Write Lines · 2M ago

Celina Summers - an extraordinary author

Writers are an interesting community. We bicker, compete, support each other and also draw inspiration from one another. It's my great pleasure here to interview Celina Summers, who I had th...
Along The Write Lines · 2M ago

All the things that writing is not

Show me a writer who hasn't declared, some time around the 1st of January, "This will be my year," and I'll show you a writer who has given up the struggle. We are bombarded with ways to wri...
Along The Write Lines · 2M ago

Observation Post

Well, it's that time of the year again - a cross between the End Times and that moment when you're waiting for your train / plane to be announced for a trip you've been looking forward to. O...