Monthly Archives: December 2011

How to Write a Good Short Story

I wanted to share this great advice from Kurt Vonnegut on how to write a good short story. My favourite point is: Be a sadist– make awful things happen to the character, no matter how nice they are, to enable … Continue reading

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Beetle

Just a quick note to say that one of my short stories, Beetle, is now published on the Dead Ink. Here’s the link if you fancy a read and feel free to leave a comment: http://deadinkbooks.com/archives/648 It’s a short story … Continue reading

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Re:call

Re:call is a short film that was made as part of the film making competition 2.8 Days Later, a film project that’s all about finding and supporting undiscovered talent – brought to you by Left Eye Blind & Trinity Leeds, … Continue reading

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The Living Dead in Literature

Since reading The Walking Dead I’ve a new-found respect for those flesh-eating not quite alive thingies, especially in Literature. I used to think that Zombies were cheesy and boyish, like video games or Batman. But The Walking Dead made me realise that … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake

Yesterday saw the celebration of Bad Language’s first birthday in The Castle Hotel. The night was full of cake, readings and lots of lovely faces, old and new (to Bad Language, not in age).   My favourite moments of the night … Continue reading

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