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Showcase: Return to Cornwall + Collective Effort

Boy, we sure are lucky here at Pen to Print. Not only are we Write On! editors privy to superb creative poetry and stories that our generous and talented readers contribute (that's you!), but we're also able to showcase the brilliant and varied writing of published novelists. As Write On! ...

Thursday Connectors: Invisible Colours

by Farzana Hakim Hi everyone. It's Farzana here – your host for your weekly dose of ‘Thursday Connectors’. This week we’re investigating invisible colours. These are colours we don’t necessarily see, but certainly do feel. As writers, we are constantly having to rely on our senses to create depth and emotion ...
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Showcase: Day Trip + Different Eyes Need Different Views

Resilience is the capacity to cope with and recover from difficult circumstances. But it doesn't necessarily mean remaining unchanged. It can mean having the fortitude to resist anticipated or actual negativity, or it can mean adapting to circumstances to find a more positive way forward. We creatives, for example, are all ...
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Showcase: Wartime + It’s A Dog’s Life

Our theme this week is 'Finding Your Balance', which will mean something unique to each of us. The world is a big, beautiful and chaotic place and balancing our many and varied responsibilities and desires to discover a centre that allows us to feel as though we’re in control of ...
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Showcase: Entwined + An Unexpected Tribute

This year has been one of several dichotomies, showing evidence that apparently contradicting concepts can exist in harmony: staying apart from others while working together as a community, isolating from friends, family and neighbours but communicating more than ever before and facing our independent struggles while helping each other through ...

Thursday Connectors: Pride Week

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It’s Farzana again for another Thursday Connectors. This week, we at Write On! Extra have been celebrating Pride month by showcasing works by LGBTQ+ writers. So, today we’re connecting with two people from different parts of the world, with diverse stories and styles of writing. First up, ...
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Showcase – Displaced & The Philosopher’s Daughters

I am pleased to present two wonderful examples of fabulous prose this week in Showcase. First up, we have another of the excellent entries we received in our Flash Fiction competition a couple of months ago. Nicola Franklin's Displaced uses the 300-word limit to maximum effect, welcoming us into a warm and ...
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Showcase – XIII & The Chocolate Box

Next up in our series of flash fiction submissions is my own short story, XIII, which was fortunate enough to place as second runner-up. As before, I will let the competition judge, Clare Cooper, introduce the piece. While this is the last of the finalists, we will be publishing the ...