At the moment, and for the next few days/weeks, I am working on what TS Eliot called the “frightful toil of sifting, combing, reconstructing, expunging, correcting, testing….” the words of my latest novel (what some call editing!). While concentrating on this, I’d like to share with you blogs I come across that I like. This first one is a great post from the excellent Thresholds Short Forum by author Nik Perring. I don’t want to reproduce it here without permission so do follow the link, it’s really worth the read. It’s all about flash fiction or “little stories.”
Nik Perring is a writer, teacher of writing, and editor from the UK. His short stories have been published widely in places including SmokeLong Quarterly, 3 :AM and Word Riot. They’ve also been read at events and on radio, printed on fliers and used as part of a high school distance learning course in the US. Nik’s collection of short stories, NOT SO PERFECT is published by Roast Books and is out now. His next collection, ‘FREAKS!’ co-written with Caroline Smailes, will be published by The Friday Project (HarperCollins) in April. Nik’s online home is here http://nikperring.com and he’s on twitter as @nikperring.