I met up with the Spuds again and received some valuable feedback on my January Jealousy piece. Sarah pointed out that some of my action description – the spade flinging soil, the sandals tiptoeing – had the wrong focus at times. MT & Stef both agreed that my piece wasn’t true flash fiction. Which I agreed […]

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For almost three years now, I have been part of the best writers group in the world: The Baked Potatoes. You might not have heard of them yet, but you will 😉 My fellow writers and friends John, Kathi, MT & Stef accompany me on that otherwise lonely road to…

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As this blog (and the lack of new posts on it) demonstrates, writing regularly is hard. Things that make it less hard? Having a group of wonderful people who write and read and critique the texts with you (famously known as The Baked Potatoes). Having challenges and deadlines. So…

I don’t know if I’ve told you but I’m a proud member of The Baked Potatoes. We’re a critique group of five writers who meet up about twice a month, here in Vienna, and we’ll soon celebrate our third anniversary.  You haven’t heard of us? Give it time, you will. My writing has improved greatly […]

I’ve always had a macabre fascination with graveyards and anything to do with the dead. Halloween has always been my second favourite holiday of the year – after Xmas, of course. I love all that gruesome horror and Gothic vibe, but not so much that I go to work wearing guy-liner, or looking like a […]

Parts one and two can be found here and here. After the Saturday ended at 4pm,  I went home knackered, but invigorated. I was fast asleep by 9:30pm. I was raring to go the next morning, even though it meant another 06:30 wake-up. Julian was his energetic self and once again gave us some great things […]

Part one can be found here. So… after the fifteen minutes of writing were up, Julian went around each one of us to ask what we had written. Like I said previously, most writers had described (in great detail) the entire life of one of their characters. When he looked to me, I had to let my slightly […]