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Tag Archives: Writing
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
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
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
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
(S)tumbled across this and just had to repost:
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!