March 18, 2019

When I started DublinWriter Creative Writing Services I knew that things would be slow.  I didn’t expect a mad surge.  What I’ve got has been a nice, steady flow of workshop attendance so far.  Sometimes I have only one or two people, and although that sounds a bit dis...

June 13, 2018

The first thing that struck me about Michael Loveday’s first Novella-in-Flash was the title: Three Men on the Edge. On the edge of what, I wondered. Sanity/insanity; a cliff; a life crisis? Already it had me asking questions before I had even opened it, which is great.


May 29, 2018

Michael Loveday is writer of fiction and poetry, living currently in Bath.  He also teaches creative writing and literature. I first met him at the UK's first ever Flash Fiction Festival in 2017, held in Bath. His workshop was the last one I attended at the end of a wo...

April 2, 2018

Smokelong Quarterly is a highly respected online journal dedicated to “bringing the best flash fiction to the web on a quarterly basis, whether written by widely published authors or those new to the craft”. The editors, and the submission process, are inclusive and fr...

January 8, 2018

Everyone has done all the Happy New Years, so I won't.  It's good to finally start getting back to normal.  New Year is one of my favourite times of the year - behind only the joy of a summer holiday somewhere hot and peaceful.  I love it because it always spurs in me...

September 25, 2017

In a world that is more than a little bit crazy and scary, it is nice to get some good news.  While I was on holiday in Mexico this year, the world back home was turning upside down.  Manchester had been hit by terrorists and the country was reeling.  As a writer, time...

August 17, 2016

I waited for my copy of the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2016 very patiently - honest!  Everyone on Twitter and Facebook was talking about it.  Some received it a little while before me.  I saw a picture of the cover, and the title - "A Box of Stars Beneath the...

August 11, 2016

This June, while I was in Croatia on my annual sun holiday with Keith (the picture here is our view of the gorgeous sunset from a meal in The Culinarium Restaurant at Sensimar Adriatic Beach), lots of things started to happen regarding my writing.  Almost all at once i...

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Someone Else, Somewhere Else - Interview with Flash Fiction writer and Smokelong Quarterly editor, Christopher Allen

April 2, 2018

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