Retreat West 

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…

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