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I've been writing for some years, but until retirement had to let the 'day job' fill most of my time. Since taking creative writing courses from the Open University, my work has appeared in several print and online publications, including Anon, Inside Out, Message in a Bottle, Orbis, Radgepacket online, The Pygmy Giant, Vintage Script, Xenith and You, Me and a bit of We and Cities – anthologies from Chuffed Buff Books (I actually got paid for these last two which was really thrilling).

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The Pygmy Giant

Vintage Script

Published info: I have contributed to two recent anthologies:

You, Me and a Bit of We (short stories)

Cities: A book of poems

Paragraph Planet is a creative writing website which has been publishing one 75-word paragraph every day since November 2008. Famous authors, aspiring writers and occasional dabblers have all got involved, submitting a mixture of twist-in-the-tale flash fiction, evocative short, short fiction, openings of published novels or brief moments captured. Get involved here. You can read over 1400 examples in the archive section. There are also interviews with some of the published authors who have submitted to the site, as well as an authors in which you can read an example paragraph from all authors who've submitted, and also link to dedicated pages with more info about regular contributors. Finally, I've started compiling a writing group map to help you find a writing group near you. And if you're still reading, and want to know what else I do apart from Paragraph Planet, here's my own website. All words and images (c)Paragraph Planet 2008-2014