I didn't want to get to the end of my life wondering whether I might have had any successes as a writer, if only I had tried.
My story, The Auntie's Back Bedroom Band, has been chosen for the Not So Normal Narrators competition shortlist. This competition is being run by Odd Voice Out, a new independent literary press for YA fiction featuring diverse characters.
This year my unpublished novel, Still, won second prize in their novel category. There were 404 novels entered this year, so I'm delighted and proud to have had mine chosen as the second best!
Issue Two was launched in Glasgow on the 2nd of September and contains my short story, The Thorough Debauching of Branwell Bronte.
I suppose what I am trying to say is, keep writing, keep rewriting, keep submitting no matter how many rejections you collect, and eventually there's a good chance that each story will meet that one editor who appreciates it and decides to publish it.
I am very proud to be able to tell you that I have a story in Issue 14 of The Nottingham Review. It is a flash fiction about sexual awakening called Miss Wing’s Elbows.
I am very pleased to be able to say that my short story, Peach, has been published today in Pif Magazine.
To find lots of good, varied, prolonged descriptions of scent to add to these examples, I therefore looked beyond fiction. I wanted to find a form of descriptive writing with smell at its core, so I decided to read some perfume reviews.
"Rue's powerful and clear language highlights an immediately relevant conflict with an eye to the past that magnifies the necessity of immediate change and hope for the future."
A man who has made the mistake of going on holiday with his wife and small baby becomes intrigued by the glamorous people in the honeymoon suite next door.
Whether you want inspiration for Christmas presents, or ideas for what to read to complete your GoodReads challenge, or you'd just like to laugh at my bad taste to cheer you up on a grey day, I thought this might be a good time to post a list of 50 of my favourite books.
'The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air'... and so the story begins.
I have come to the end of my year as the The Bridge/Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer. It has been amazing. I really feel that winning this prize has propelled my writing forward. First there was the happy of shock of finding that I had been chosen, that my work had been chosen, that it was … Continue reading The Bridge Awards Emerging Writer Prize