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Friday Fiction

My Friday Fiction extract this week comes from a manuscript that waits patiently in the background for me to edit it. In the meantime, I often find myself delving in to it looking for interesting passages to share for this weekly post. I chose this piece as it fits with the prompt given by Sara at ... READ the POST

Children’s Picture Books and Moving On

We met children's book illustrator and author, Katherine McEwan at my writing group last week. What a lovely lady she is and such beautiful work too. People might think it's easy to write picture books when in fact the opposite is true. The word count is limited and the text must be simple and ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – The Departing

Anna sat, consciously unmoving in the leather chair of the Headmaster’s office, aware that any sudden movement might make the old leather groan and squeak to penetrate the already tense and embarrassing silence. Though a fully grown adult with three young children, she felt like a child waiting to ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction Is Changing

I've been writing weekly fiction posts for some time now and I created the Friday Fiction link so that others could join me. It's difficult to come up with new material week after week though, so I'm widening the remit of this slot to include book reviews. I already have guest author slots and I ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – NaNoWriMo re-visit

Welcome to Friday Fiction. Thanks to those who came along last week and linked up. It was nice to be back and I enjoyed reading your stories. This week I've chosen an extract from the novel I wrote for NanoWrimo. I haven't had much time to work on it, as I've been working on my other manudcript, but ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – The Outsider, by Emily Organ

Welcome to Friday Fiction. I'm excited to have guest author, Emily Organ taking over this post today with an extract of her new book, The Outsider. I hope you enjoy reading it. Don't forget the link is open as usual, so it would be lovely to read and share your own fiction pieces. Here is a ... READ the POST

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