Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce Brian Michael Good, author Never Surrender Your Soul. Brian is a survivor; childhood abuse, death of his siblings, bankruptcy, cancer, attempted suicide, divorce and estrangement from his daughter. He has as good a reason as any to feel bitter, but instead he channeled his emotions into being positive. Continue reading
Mathias Freese is the author of I Truly Lament: Working through the holocaust; a collection of 27 short stories that reflect a wide variety of perspectives of this seminal event in human history. He is a writer, teacher, and psychotherapist. His recent collection of essays, “This Mobius Strip of Ifs,” was the winner of the National Indie Excellence Book Award of 2012 in general nonfiction and a 2012 Global Ebook Award finalist. “I Truly Lament: Working Through the Holocaust” was one of three finalists chosen in the 2012 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest out of 424 submissions. Continue reading
What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you? Continue reading
Tamara spent all last year writing short stories and entering them in competitions and submitting to magazines with some success and is now interested in being able to read other writers’ stories at the entry stage. Reading winners is enjoyable, but she has found reading those which don’t win she learns a lot more about what does and doesn’t work. Continue reading
Lizzie’s biggest buzz has been discovering a passion for flash fiction. She finds it fascinating. To be able to construct and convey a complete story in just a few words sparks boundless possibilities for expression. Strict deadlines set in time and word count compel the writer to get to the point quickly and concisely. To the extent she now believes she may have a short story addiction, entering at least one competition every month. She’s also been a runner up in past Hysteria writing competitions. Continue reading
Clare is primarily a playwright these days, but has won prizes in many short story competitions and had plays varying in length from one minute to full length performed in diverse venues around the country. She has also judged for Sentinel Literary Quarterly twice and Writers’ Village once, and regularly judges in the Exeter Writers annual competition. Continue reading
Samantha has been interested in poetry and short story writing since she was seven and her grandad first inspired me to start writing fiction. Whilst studying BA Creative Writing at university she also became interested in writing television drama and went on to study for a Masters degree in Screenwriting. Continue reading
Sarah writes a weekly column for the local newspaper, as well as commissions for short stories, social media work, and the occasional flurry of blogging.
Rosie is a guest blogger on the Mslexia blog.