The last year has been heavy on the Big Writing.
Two chunky books completed, edited and published – or almost published:
- Smart Flexibility, a management book published by Gower.
- And Shades of Green – a novel more than 10 years in the making. I’ve gone down the indie route for this, as life is too short and I’m not getting any younger.
At the end of last year, though, I discovered ‘flash fiction’ through some LinkedIn writing groups. Microstories, or 3-minute stories (based on the time it takes to read, not write). And this has provided the perfect balance to the big, sweeping writing that has dominated the last couple of years.
And I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to develop their writing skills and have some fun in the process. With word limits of 650 or 750 words around prescribed themes, it really tests both creativity and editing skills.
I’ve included my stories so far under the Microstories tab above. Do have a look and leave a comment about what you think.