I’ve just finished reading Helen Dumore’s Exposure. She is among my favourite writers. I love her clear, deceptively simple prose – this was no exception. It lingers still, a poignant grown up Railway Children. Here is Dunmore on reading with our hearts
Firewords Competition with Bloomsbury and Writers and Artists –
The challenge is to write a short story (under 1000 words) that’s inspired by an illustration by Maggie Clancy.
The deadline for entries is 31st October and the prizes include publication in Firewords ‘Escape’ themed Issue 8, back issue bundles, and copies of the brand new 2017 Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. It’s a completely free competition, so head over to the Writers & Artists website for more details and how to enter.
To read an extract from my book on Writing – From Writing With Love – (99p on Kindle) about how I learned to write from the heart