Category Archives: nanthology

Finding the inspiration

I want to write about finding the inspiration to write. Where, in simple terms, do the stories come from. They say, of the novice writer, write from your own experience but that’s not always possible. Too close, too personal, too … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

You have kindly voted for your favourite of my Nanthology stories and it’s time to reveal the winner. In equal second place we have Gods or Flannelled Fools Till Death do Us Part The Houdini of Hounslow But the winner … Continue reading

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How I Wrote My Nanthology

Esther Newton, at her eponymous blog has kindly posted an article I wrote for her on how I came to spend November writing my Nanthology. Please have a look at Esther’s blog here; she’s a great inspiration to and supporter … Continue reading

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The Nanthology – the final poll

You kind people voted in your droves and chose your top stories from the three selections. Below is the poll of polls for you to vote for the favourite. Please join in the fun and if you need a reminder … Continue reading

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Nanthology – easy access

I’ve added a link above here to each of the Nanthology Stories in case anyone wants to read (or indeed re-read) any.

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Nanthology – the third poll

So here’s the final set of three polls, the final ten stories from my Nanthology. The first two polls can be found here and here. Please do vote. The top four stories from each poll will go forward to a … Continue reading

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Nanthology – the second poll.

Here you go, the second set of ten stories to vote on. I’ll chose the top four (as with the first poll – here) and after the third set of three on Thursday I will compile a poll of polls! … Continue reading

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Nanthology – Till Death Do Us Part?

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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Done it #nanthology #nano

So there we are; the last short story written and my cheat Nano is complete. Tomorrow at 1.00pm GMT the last short story goes live. When I started this I wondered how to end it and I hope you like … Continue reading

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Nanthology – Derek Dongle: Uncowed

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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