In total writing bliss at Retreat West in Bridport, Dorset.
Highlights from the short story weekend with Paul McVeigh and Amanda Saint:
You start with one true sentence
Every word has to serve a purpose
Reduce down to the instincts and impulses
A short story is a promise
And the one that hit me the most:
Why is your story happening today?
And of course, there’s the wonderful company, higgeldy-piggeldy cottage, beach, sky and wine…