Tag Archives: Short Stories

Happy Endings

Tracy and her mum

The very first short story I ever wrote I sent to Woman’s Weekly. Not long after I received a lovely Read More →

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 →

Helen Yendall – How to Start a Creative Writing Class


Helen Yendall’s  latest book How to Start a Creative Writing Class has recently been published and is available from Amazon. 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 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 →

Left brain, right brain

Amazing how a sale can get you back to work! Luckily every time I seem to get despondent about my writing an Read More →