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Stay On The Train

July 16th, 2020

When I was at primary school, I rewrote an Enid Blyton Noddy story from memory. The teacher, Mrs Gresty, insisted I’d copied it. I was equally insistent that I hadn’t and that’s when I knew that someday I’d be a writer, though it took another thirty years of writing many, many essays and reports before my first fiction appeared.

I sent a short story to the BBC, who said they liked it, but it read more like a play. So, and this was in the late 80’s and I was in my mid-40’s, I started writing for the theatre, here in Liverpool, with some success, cutting my teeth on Network Theatre, a socialist group performing at demonstrations, trade union events, etc. One of our members was also a poet, so I started to write poetry. Twenty years and two collections later, I found I was writing more and more narrative poetry, so switched to short fiction, getting short and flash fiction stories published online and in magazines and anthologies. Read the rest of this entry »




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