This One Wild Place Book Launch with Avril Joy

Costa Short Story Award winner, Avril Joy, is both a wonderful writer and a great supporter of authors. We met online some years ago and she endorsed my collection, My Brother was a Kangaroo. Avril is a lovely person and a true creative mind. She invited me to her online launch of this One Wild … Continue reading This One Wild Place Book Launch with Avril Joy

Interview with Costa Short Story Award Winner, Avril Joy

I would like to introduce you to our guest author, Avril Joy. With a degree in History of Art and experience as a social worker then a teacher at Goldsmith's College under her belt, Avril has travelled widely, and it was her experience of working and teaching in prisons which drew her to my attention, … Continue reading Interview with Costa Short Story Award Winner, Avril Joy

Hemmingway’s Tip Of The Iceberg: Omit What the Reader Knows

If a writer of prose knows enough of what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due … Continue reading Hemmingway’s Tip Of The Iceberg: Omit What the Reader Knows