My latest competition success, and the last one to feature on this site, is a special commendation and a position in the final ten for my poem ‘Partying’ in the First Writer 2016 competition.
This site will shortly go offline, to be replaced by a new Harris Central site, including both material from here and from the Writing Short Fiction site I compiled and maintained until last year. Harris Central will include a lot of updated teaching and resources material relating to short fiction writing and promote a new book, ‘Odds Against’, consisting of fifteen award-winning stories about people coping with difficult situations both seriously and comically. Both the site and the book will be run in aid of the Huntington’s Disease Association, following my partner’s diagnosis of that condition in October last year.
A precise date for the launch of the new site will be here soon, and I hope you will join us when it is available.
To find your way around:
Who I am, why and when I started writing, what’s been published and when.
Twenty five stories which have ALL won prizes, commendations or listings in U.K. fiction competitions. Click on cover for budget priced Kindle version. Also available as e-book at £4.99 and on the ibookstore
Fifty published and prize-winning poems: available as print book (£3.20) or e-book (£2.99) and on the ibookstore
Regular blog, updating my writing record and adding occasional pieces about this, that and the other!
Prizes, commendations, honourable mentions, shortlisting, longlistings etc.
Detailing the twenty five award-winning stories in the First Flame anthology.
The whole record, from 2003 onwards.
The record so far.
Articles in national and educational press, and creative writing advice sites.
Competitions, magazines, advice sites etc.