The Transformative Power of Stories

It’s broken

images6vlfzp0h My blogs are appearing and disappearing depending on the mood of WordPress. My tech savvy only allows me to ride out the problem in th hope it goes away.


All my blogs have gone.

Site 11 Where have all the blogs gone

Listed, again


Jewel, my story about a woman trying to find her feet after a difficult upbringing is listed for a local competition, the Wells competition.



My story Blue has won the Bridgend Writer’s Circle open competition and can  be read on their website

Close – Again

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The Evesham competition – Wanting  to be John Wayne is shortlisted but doesn’t make the top three – again


A long long list


As I half expected my novel, What’s Wrong with you Marty Farrell never made it out of Exeter’s longlist; all the same I’m pleased with my first attempt.

My short story The Real Fake News can be found on the Southport Writer’s Circle website –

Somewhere down the Longlist

imagesTTPBF3IQMy first attempt at a novel writing competition has found a place on the Exeter longlist.  Even if that’s as far as my story gets then I’m pleased to have at least been considered. I wasn’t altogether sure of the 15000 words I wrote for, What’s Wrong with you Marty Farrell? So I’ve taken the longlisting as something of an endorsement – great news.



Judge’s Report



SWC Short Story competition Judge’s report on The Real Fake News –

” Resonant and timely, this commended short story contains some lovely images and echoes of Orwell’s 1984″.

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