Writing Classes - 26 July 2011
There was a very interesting programme on Radio 4 this morning in which Andrea Levey talks about attending creative writing classes. As I have both attended and taught such classes I was very intrigued and it had me remembering the first class I attended way back in the early 90s', run by the lovely Bob Beagrie. Tuesday mornings, 10am til noon, and I'd be so nervous, wondering if I'd pluck up the courage to read my stuff, even thinking of it now makes me nervous. One day I came out of the class to find my car had been stolen; another day Bob told me that my short stories had been accepted for publication by Mudfog, a small press in Teesside. Such are the ups and downs of a writer's life. If you have an idea you'd like to write, go to a class, write a great deal; pluck up the courage to read; make sure your car is locked.
Anyways, yesterday was one of the ups in this writing life - my collection of short stories Six Little Deaths was published on Kindle. Six stories for 98p (too much? Not enough? Who knows. Below is a copy of the cover; inside is a nice quote from the wonderful Patrick Gale).