I’m a newcomer to writing fiction.

I’m currently working (slowly) on a novel set in rural Wales in the 1930s and 1940s, based on the life of my grandmother.

In 2019, I entered Furious Fiction 8 times (not quite the 12 I’d planned, but 8/12 isn’t too bad). This competition, hosted by the Australian Writers’ Centre, requires a 500-word short story, written in under 55 hours, and meeting specific guidelines. I used the competition to examine my fiction-writing processes and to improve my writing speed.

My 2019 entries appear below. I’m taking a break from this comp in 2020 – otherwise that promised novel will never be written.

January Furious Fiction entry: Desert Rose Dessert

February Furious Fiction entry: Keepers of Memory

March Furious Fiction entry: Road Trip

April Furious Fiction entry: Entering Wonderland

May Furious Fiction entry: A Modern Celt

June Furious Fiction entry: Perilous Pink

July Furious Fiction entry: Rhythm of the Train

October Furious Fiction entry: The Novelist