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BIO: For years I made up stories in my head and sometimes wrote them down; it's only in the past eight years that I've taken the business of making things up more seriously. I enjoy writing novels, short stories and flash-fiction.

Many of my stories wing their way back to the dark recesses of my laptop where they await further coffee-fuelled sessions of juggling words. Some of my short fiction pieces have found homes in the pages of magazines and anthologies, or in various corners of the internet; a few have won prizes. I'm a big fan of flash-fiction and love the challenge of writing a story in exactly 75 words.

I'm doorkeeper and arbitrator to two wannabe tigers, and can often be found on Twitter when I should be writing.

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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