A blog for writers about writing with musings, shared anguish and the occasional bit of useful advice.

The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley

Novel coming soon! We are beyond thrilled to be welcoming @seanlusk1 to the @DoubledayUK fold. THE SECOND SIGHT OF ZACHARY ...
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/ Writing musings

Eckstein’s Duck

Longlisted for the Quiet Man Dave Flash Fiction Prize, Oct 2020 https://www.mmu.ac.uk/qmdprize/finalists-and-winners/ It was Eckstein’s idea, the duck. Who’d miss ...
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/ Stories

Forget the Dead

Flash Fiction BY SEAN LUSK - 23 JUNE 2020 They have gone, after all. And their advice was never right ...
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/ Stories

The Forgotten and the Forgiven

A new short story by Sean Lusk I have not asked you why you set fire to yourself. You made ...
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/ Election, Short story, Stories, Story, UK

Nobody believes in the truth fairy anymore: UK election 2019

Why the soundbite culture is destroying democracy People are angry. Wet and angry. It rains a lot and it’s dark, ...
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/ Britain

Great short stories – the sense of place

Four short story writers who put place at the heart of their stories   This week, as we continue the ...
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Great short stories – the magic recipe? #2

Character:  I’ve put a question mark after the title this week, since I wouldn’t want anyone to believe that I ...
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Great short stories – the magic recipe

Voice  The next few posts will be about great short stories and what makes them so good. There is, naturally ...
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/ Writing tips

Writing groups – good company, but do they help you write?

It depends on the group, unsurprisingly. A writing group which meets regularly merely to listen, praise and reassure might be ...
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/ Writing musings

The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury

This is a book that reminds you that the ordinary is extraordinary, that small lives are the same size as ...
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/ Endearing reads, Reviews