Green on Dead – Author’s Notes

Green on Dead - Author's Notes

Sapling. CC2.0 photo by Jason Scragz

This week I took part in Flash! Friday’s Warmup Wednesday challenge which was to write a story exactly 100 words long, no more or no less, inspired by the picture on the right with a theme of destroying and/or saving the planet, in honour of Earth Day. The story that I submitted was called Green on Dead and got lots of positive feedback. You’ll find the story and my Author’s Notes on the piece below.

Update: – Green on Dead has now been published on Friday Flash Fiction as well and you can read it here.

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A New Looking Website & Other Updates

A New Looking Website & Other UpdatesThings have changed around here. You probably have noticed. I’ve ditched the old blog format and gone for something that looks a bit more websity so it seems suitable to do a general round-up of all the changes and other news that is happening.

Website Update

As I said¬†back in January I wanted to change this website away from the blog format into something that focus much more on my creative writing. I feel the new format does this with three out of the six menu options focusing on my writing. I’ve also added links to my Author’s Notes article below each of the stories that have one.

The biggest change has been to the blog where lots of my old categories have been slimmed down into a single category called General Musings. This will allow me to focus on my Author’s Notes¬†articles.

For those who liked my TV and Movie Reviews can still find them under Old Projects and I’m hoping to upload all the reviews to this site shortly. Other things I want to add to the site is changing all the links to the colour red but this is a major re-coding job and will take time.

Writing News

I’m afraid there is no good news in regarding to my writing. In about a week I received emails saying I’d been rejected/lost four writing competitions. Of course it wasn’t easy reading those emails but these things happen. I’ve still got a couple of stories out in the big wide world which I’m hopefully will be well received.

On the self publishing front I published Victory Sandwich, my entry into the #LastLineFirst comp from March and I’ve got another piece of Flash Fiction coming shortly so look out for that.