Tag Archives: Writing

Micro Fiction – Paragraph Planet

Paragraph Planet is a micro-fiction website that has been publishing a new 75-word story (including any title) every single day since November 2008. Yes, exactly 75-words, no more, no less. Yesterday I had my third published by them, so to … Continue reading

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Paragraph Planet. Again.

  Where have I been? I know, and you probably don’t care. But it doesn’t really matter where I’ve been, but more what I have been up to. And that’s writing. A little. And planning my writing. A lot. And the … Continue reading

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English. You’ve been had!

Why do people consider the English language to be very flexible? Because this sentence makes perfect sense: “All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life.” Mind you, using had eleven times in … Continue reading

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Until further notice.

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Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.) and is said to have called it his best work. Okay, so I’ve posted 140 character Twitter stories before, but 6-word-stories are about as short … Continue reading

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I’m back! Well, I’ve never actually been away, but I’ve not posted (here) for a while. Life’s pretty busy at the moment, with lots going on. I started a 50k word challenge on 1st Feb (after just not getting going … Continue reading

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Monty Python Writers

(S)tumbled across this and just had to repost:

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Life has been on hold for the last few months. I moved to New Zealand last year to a job that is quite busy for most of the time, but ridiculously busy from mid-July to the end of October. And … Continue reading

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Flashbang – 150 word flash fiction

A little while ago I posted that I’d been long listed in a flash fiction writing contest. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, flash fiction refers to very short pieces of fiction. Anything from a handful of words to about … Continue reading

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кровавые фото

And the most interesting search term to bring someone to my blog today is… кровавые фото Which, as we all know, is Russian for ‘Bloody photo’. Well I do now.

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New Year’s Resolution

Firstly, apologies for my absence – you would think that moving hemispheres would mean I would have a lot to say. Well, I have no excuses, so let’s brush over that. I’ve reprinted the following image from a four-year-old blog … Continue reading

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Book Genre Map

Ever wondered just how many book genres there are out there? No, me neither, nevertheless I found this map from Book Country fascinating: There’s a general description and some landmark books for each one.

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A Telling Story

There are many people who are fond of tall stories, who cannot resist embellishing tales to just beyond credibility. You can usually spot them a mile off – their enthusiasm often gives them away. This is fine when it comes … Continue reading

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World Wide Inter Web

I have updated my website – http://www.djpaterson.co.uk Hopefully it looks a little more professional – at least all the links seem to work!

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Halloween Story

T’is October, the month ended by Halloween – or Samhain if you’re a Wiccan or Pagan – the time when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest.  Well, I don’t know about that, but what I … Continue reading

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