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In A Basement In A Storm, On Halloween – A Short Story

I know, I know… I don’t post on here for four months and then I post twice in one week! I wanted to write this partly just so I could reuse a line from an old story I deleted but also for a challenge on a Discord server I’m part of (hi guys if you’re reading this!) So, get a cuppa and settle in for a Halloween short story set (mostly) in a basement…

in a basement in a storm on Halloween - a short story, title image
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5 Annoying Habits To Avoid When Writing Fiction

I’ve been writing fiction on and off since I was a teenager (back in the day I used to write fanfic) but I never took it seriously until a couple of years ago. Me? A writer? Nah. Wait, actually… I’ve still got a lot to learn but here are 5 annoying habits to avoid when writing fiction – mistakes I’ve found I’ve been making when looking back over chapters I’ve written from the past couple of years.

5 annoying habits to avoid when writing fiction
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Poem – Garden/Rain

As today is National Poetry Day I thought I’d share a piece of poetry I’ve written on here. I wrote this a couple of months ago to send in to BBC Radio Devon after they asked people to send in poems about the garden and rain (it was so cool to hear it read out on air!) since this is now long gone from BBC iPlayer I thought I would share it on here.

pinkish flower

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