May writing challenge: taking on another character’s point of view.

My May challenge comes to you indirectly from my Year 9 English teacher, who was so unbelievably voluptuous and good-looking that all the boys in our class swayed when they saw her. I thought she was wonderful. My teacher set a number of assignments that have stuck with me over the years, including this one: …

April writing challenge: when a picture says a hundred, a thousand, or a hundred thousand words.

Years ago, I attended a de Bono DATT (Direct Attention Thinking Tools) course, hopeful for lateral ways to solve problems but without really knowing what to expect. As an exercise, we were given a comic-strip picture, with five minutes to speculate in writing about what it could mean. I was the only participant to use …

What happens in Amsterdam.

Reading lots of words on screen can get tedious and eye-hurty, so today I am sharing a soundbite. This is me reading 'What happens in Amsterdam', my flash fiction piece published in the February 2015 issue of Gravel Magazine: I hope you enjoy, and that your Friday is fabulous so far, Hannah.