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Friday Features: Try

‘You should be writing.’ ‘You could have written more.’ ‘You haven’t sent off anything since…’ Does this sound familiar, that little voice telling you AGAIN to do more? It certainly does to me. A bit like a very insistent sat-nav, but in my own voice. I tell myself I have a full-time job, ...

Showcase: Inner Vow + Be More Vixen

Dear Readers This marks my last week as Showcase editor as I hand the reins to Claire Buckle for May. Today, I'm presenting two short stories: Inner Vow by Norma Armand and Be More Vixen by Lynda Shepherd. These are both beautiful stories, reminding me of inner strength and the power of ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Flash Fiction

By Eithne Cullen This week’s Thoughtful Tuesday is all about stories. We writers tell them, shape them, edit them and love them. We connect with readers who love stories in all shapes and sizes. To begin, this week, I asked the Pen to Print writers whether any of them have Flash pieces ...

Monday Moments: Crossing The Veil

Introduced by Holly King Boo! Welcome to a particularly scary Monday edition of Write On! Extra, as we lead up to Halloween. Although, haven’t we had enough to be frightened of already this year? Still, we’re taking a detour from horrifying reality and moving towards the spooky fascination we have with the ...

As An… Author: Jules Wake

This week, Write On's Lynda Shepherd chats with author Jules Wake. Jules Wake writes bestselling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction and has been published by One More Chapter and Little Brown. To date, she has had nine books published, including the bestselling Covent Garden In The Snow.  More recently, she has been ...

As An… Artist: Zulf

This week, Write On's Lynda Shepherd chats with the artist Zulf. Zulf is an artist from west London who specialises in portraits using pencils, acrylic and spray paint. After being featured on a few large platforms, his work went viral earlier this year. Zulf has become known for his black and ...

Thursday Connectors: Lockdown Loneliness

Hi, all. It’s Farzana here again for this week’s Thursday Connectors. Today, I’m moving sideways from our usual format of going overseas, to bring you a lockdown story. Instead, I’ve asked my lovely colleagues here at Write On!  to give me their take on what lockdown loneliness means to them. For ...

As a… Writer: Ian Ayris

In the first of our ‘As A…’ series, Lynda Shepherd interviews crime writer Ian Ayris.  Photo Credit: Karen Ayris No stranger to Pen to Print, Ian has been a mentor to Book Challengers, as well as running a series of writing workshops for budding writers. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, having ...