Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Positive Distraction


 Short Stories

A favourite story is 'The Drover's Wife'
I have interrupted my next go at editing my third book about ‘The Tenth Gateway’ to become a short story writer

I see so many opportunities and workshops that focus on picture books and Young Adult fiction that I was excited to see a competition for a short story targeting 8-11 year olds. So I thought, ‘I can do this.’

It’s my first effort and I’ve written it in just over a week. It’s not a fantasy like The Tenth Gateway books and I had trouble keeping to the word count. Fingers crossed that someone may like it.

I’m now going to research other opportunities.






Some Favourite Authors

Of course there are lots of authors who write short stories. Years ago I remember being terrified by the Edgar Allen Poe stories which were written in the 19th century. When I did French at school I loved the stories of Guy de Maupassant. 

Next I was inspired by the Australian stories of Henry Lawson and later by the spooky writings of Barbara Erskine and romantic mysteries of Agatha Christie. 

More recently I whizzed through the latest short stories by Jeffrey Archer.

There must be hundreds more that you could name.


A Positive Distraction

 Short Stories A favourite story is 'The Drover's Wife' I have interrupted my next go at editing my third book...