Category Archives: Short Stories

Why you need a notebook – Writing Short Stories

Last week one of my short stories was published in My Weekly magazine in the UK. The title was Waiting Read More →

Labour saving devices- How are they working for you?

How do you feel about labour saving devices? Are they working for you? Do you feel that you have more Read More →

Pancakes – It’s Not about the Food

It’s Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day. The day before we give up something for Lent. I won’t be giving up Read More →

The Benefits of Being Idle – writing stories

Do you like waiting? I was at the opticians the other day and early for my appointment. The only other people waiting Read More →

Good Teachers – Finding the Gold

margaret graham

Whatever you want to learn finding a good teacher is more than half the battle. If you can find someone who Read More →

Writing and The Art of Being Yourself

Tracy and her mum

 When I first began writing  I wrote straight from the heart. I wrote about my family, the things  I loved, Read More →

Writing Short Stories – Workshop Details

writing workshop

  Writing Workshop On Saturday September 24th I’ll be running a short story writing workshop alongside my friend and mentor, Read More →

Writing Short Stories – Setting

Moving on to setting. We need to paint a picture, give the reader of our story a sense of place. Read More →

Writing Short Stories – Character

Have you done the market research on your chosen magazine? If not check out how to do this in my Read More →

Short Stories – Rejection


I gave a talk this morning at a local venue in Dorset. I talked about the charity Words for the Read More →