Author Archives: Ian Cundell
Readers of the fiction of Iain Banks, or his science fiction alter ego Iain M Banks, will have been left wondering whether to laugh or cry at the characteristically bleak humour in his personal statement announcing his terminal cancer yesterday: … Continue reading
Every so often somebody wanders into Verulam Writers’ Circle Towers (aka St Michael’s Church Hall) reads something and leaves you unable to think anything other than “Blimey, that was good”. So it was, a few years ago, when Julie Mayhew … Continue reading
I popped my head above the makeshift parapet, and searing, shocking pain exploded in my right eye. Continue reading
Some thoughts on the most grotesque story of recent times and the scum that got away. Jimmy Savile: a decade on trial - the views, of course, are mine but I will be moderately surprised is anyone at VWC disagrees (and … Continue reading
Not to do with writing, as such, but if this fella’s life can’t inspire you then you are probably not open to inspiration.
My friend and colleague David Chippendale committed suicide on 7 March. Many knew he was in a bad way, but sadly none realised how close to the edge he was. His loss prompted me to come clean about my own … Continue reading
You can now read the Get Writing 2012 Competition Cup winning stories at the National Short Story Week website. Our thanks to marvellous folk at National Short Story Week and especially Ian Skillicorn.
STOP PRESS: Michael Rowley, newly appointed editorial director for SF and fantasy at Ebury Press, Random House, is the latest addition to the exciting programme for Get Writing! Writers take note: as the former SF and fantasy specialist buyer at … Continue reading
One way or another creative people owe a huge debt to Steve Jobs, who died yesterday. Anybody who takes no inspiration from his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address is probably not amenable to inspiration. If you have not see it it, then … Continue reading