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Monday Memoirs: Upskilling

Introduced by Holly King With far more time at home and, for some of us, more time on our hands, people across the world are learning new skills or developing existing ones. I’ll admit I’m one of the other group of people, who feel as though they haven’t achieved anything more ...

As A… Writer: Bill Swiggs

In this week’s ‘As a…’ interview, Dan Cross spoke with Bill Swiggs about his debut novel, his whirlwind experience of being selected as the winner of the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, and the road to publication.  Bill is a former firefighter for the Royal Australian Air Force and police ...

Friday Feature: Women And Why They Picked

This week's theme is Mind The Gap. We've been talking about the many, and often stark, differences COVID-19 and lockdown have highlighted between people. This lovely feature about hop-picking, highlights another generation's 'gap'. Seen through the eyes of London women such as Vi Charlton, the following stories showcase how Londoners, who could ...

Thursday Connectors: Karachi And London

Karachi And London: A Tale Of Two Cities by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It's Farzana here for a super-special edition of Thursday Connectors. This week, I’m taking you all on a trip to visit a place that's really close to my heart. And why wouldn’t Pakistan be sentimental, considering my heritage 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 ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Mind The Gap

by Eithne Cullen This week, our theme of 'Mind The Gap' reminds us what a diverse bunch we are: our writing community, our neighbourhood, our city or country. It’s all part of the richness of the world we inhabit; we are not the same and do not all think and feel ...

Monday Memoirs: Mind The Gap

Introduced by Holly King This virus has brought us together in a number of ways: across the world, we are all experiencing uncertainty, fear, constraints, changes, disruption and are focussing on our health. Yet at the same time, the virus is exposing and widening gaps, from health and financial inequity to ...

As A… Writer: Linda Parkinson-Hardman

This week, Eithne Cullen interviews Linda Parkinson-Hardman, who is an author and digital change management consultant. She’s spent over 20 years providing help, support and information to women having a hysterectomy and also runs the Hysteria Writing Competition.  EC: How would you describe your work to someone new to it? AN: I’m ...