Duplex Sex

With two minutes to spare before my train pulled into my stop, it seemed the perfect time for a quick stumble using the wonderful stumbleupon.  My browser paused, almost indiscernibly, before arriving at  Rhymer.com,  a simple and fast rhyming dictionary that leaves paper dictionaries…

The Sexes Review

The Sexes is a small collection of Dorothy Parker’s short stories about relationships, and is published as part of Penguin’s mini modern classics series. The first story, the Sexes, is a masterclass in dialogue: taught, lucid, and oozing with an…

Twiction

With the world’s attention span being decimated by information overload and the instant gratification culture, there’s no doubt that short fiction is on the rise. For readers that still find short stories wordy, or that think flash fiction lacks enough…

The Next Big Author

In very much the same vein as NaNoWriMo, the UK Arts Councils’  The Next Big Author competition challenges  authors to write the opening chapters of a novel during the month of May. However, unlike NaNoWriMo, which promotes scribbling a first draft…