A guide for giving and receiving feedback

Giving feedback When we read a short story or article, in most cases, we have an expectation. We want to be informed, maybe escape into another world, made to think and feel and, be entertained. We want to be left with a feeling of satisfaction and curiosity, wanting more. We all enjoy different styles ofContinue reading “A guide for giving and receiving feedback”

Writing Showcase

This month (March 2021) I am introducing an opportunity for members to showcase their writing by publishing longer stories than the monthly challenges permit or, poetry that falls outside of the brief. Also, you might have ideas for social commentary or journalistic articles that you want to showcase, all material will be considered including piecesContinue reading “Writing Showcase”

Editors – Part two

This week, Alex Mackenzie, a British copyeditor and proofreader living in Asturias, writes part two of an insight into the what, how and why of an Editor’s role. What do editors actually do? We scrutinise every word and mark on the page, from the tiniest mechanics of semicolons versus commas, through to the structuring ofContinue reading “Editors – Part two”

Introducing – Rebecca Audrey Johnson

In this blog post Rebecca Johnson describes her personal journey of becoming a novelist. How I became a novelist. Fiction writing happened to me quite unexpectedly. I’d been a total bookworm as a child and practised the art of writing in various forms throughout my life. But my career in languages had funnelled me towardsContinue reading “Introducing – Rebecca Audrey Johnson”

Introducing: Gisela Gibbon

Becoming a writer: The Journey of ‘By The Icehawk’s Feather’ by Gisela Gibbon. You go for a walk, read some article somewhere, talk about the mysteries of life with your friends or family, and an idea begins to form – what if? What would happen if this happened or that, to someone, to me, toContinue reading “Introducing: Gisela Gibbon”

Introducing: Ann Pearce

Introducing another of our members, Ann Pearce who discovered a hoard of beautiful and poignant poetry by her late father. In 2006 my father moved from Essex to Sale in Cheshire in order to be near the family.   Needing constant care he finally agreed to be nearer to us all.  During the packing ofContinue reading “Introducing: Ann Pearce”

Editors – the what, how and why?

http://www.alexmackenzie.uk This week, Alex Mackenzie, a British copyeditor and proofreader living in Asturias, writes part one of an insight into the what, how and why of an Editor’s role. Check back for part two next week. Part one: Can somebody please explain the different degrees of editing?   It is confusing, and there’s a lot ofContinue reading “Editors – the what, how and why?”

Resources for writers

In this blog post, I will list some of the resources I have found useful for my creative writing and pursuits over the past few years. The starting point for me was, my goal? I quickly moved from just storing my work on the PC to publishing my writing online, partly for a permanent recordContinue reading “Resources for writers”