Stinging Fly Magazine celebrating their first 20 years from 1998-2018

Stinging Fly Magazine celebrating their first 20 years from 1998-2018 with this super thick volume of short stories. First up is the big vocab kinda guy, Colin Barrett and his story “Let’s go kill ourselves”. This is a treat for me, and could be for you too. Oh, readers of short and good fiction. . […]

Reading the future, new writing from Ireland. Published to celebrate

Reading the future, new writing from Ireland. Published to celebrate 250 years of the brilliant Bookshop, Hodges Figges. Simon Lewis, my modest poet has a gorgeous, gorgeous poem about one of the best days of our lives in it too! Inside we have all sorts of writing from short stories, poetry, crime, children’s writing, Irish […]

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This book is made up

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This book is made up of various seemingly disjointed stories of characters all connected by Olive! Enjoyed first story very much. Requires switch to move from story to story but Elizabeth writes do nicely, it’s made easier. . . #elizabethStrout #oliveKitteridge #fiction #whatiamreading #reading #novel #strout #rozzie

Writers’ Forum Magazine. I really enjoy the articles in this

Writers’ Forum Magazine. I really enjoy the articles in this and had forgotten how useful a tool it is for writing. Whether you’re an emerging, beginning or super established writer, there is something in this for you! Some lovely pick up and go writing prompts for creative writing or teaching writing to children or adults. […]

Almost Corner Bookshop, Trastevere. A gorgeous English language Bookshop in

Almost Corner Bookshop, Trastevere. A gorgeous English language Bookshop in the very cool and funky Trastevere district of Rome. The bookseller tells me that there are two others in Rome. Didn’t catch their names! May have purchased a book of sonnets for @simonmlewis . . . #bookhaul #rome #trastevere #almostcornerbookshop #rozzie

Remember me like this by Bret Anthony Johnson. Reading this

Remember me like this by Bret Anthony Johnson. Reading this for my work’s book club. It’s a beautifully written and observed book. Slow yet dramatic and very moving. A book about parenting and how everybody loses when a child is abducted and returned some years later. It’s a sad book about family and how children […]

Writing prompts Usually we write (Me and Simy!) for five

Writing prompts Usually we write (Me and Simy!) for five minutes on a prompt but this evening we are looking back on our past prompt writing and choosing any one piece and developing it further for ten minutes. Enjoyed this second draft.. . . . . #writingprompt #writersofinstagram #redraft #broadchurch #fiveMinutePrompt #fiveminutewriting #creativeWriting #justWrite #goOn […]

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