Me and my creative writing class today at The Craft House in Saltaire, at our last session…

Week 5 today and sadly our last class, here’s me and from L to R, Lisa, Sue, Jess, and Liz in the basement of the Craft House in Saltaire.

Had such a great time teaching my workshops and sharing ideas and work.

My next 2 drop ins are on Tuesday 1 May 2-4pm £12

and Tuesday 5 June 2-4pm

and the next set of 5 workshops are set to run from Wednesday 23 May at 10-12 noon.

Free writer’s comp- for flash and poetry…

Run by Erewash Writers’ Group

Summer Garden

Please send us your

Poetry up to 40 lines
Flash fiction max 500 words
Short stories between 1,500 to 2,500 words

Closes Thursday 21st June 2018

One poetry or flash fiction entry will be awarded £10
One short story entry will be awarded £25
Winning entries will be published on this website
Names of winners and those shortlisted will be put into a hat,
one selected to be awarded free entry to one of our future competitions.

Daisies, Flower, Nature, Plant, Floral

On Goodreads here is a list of my fiction…

by Alyson Faye
4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings2 editions

 The Runaway Umbrella (a sto...


The Runaway Umbrella (a story for 7-11 years)
5.00 avg rating — 1 rating1 edition

The Best of CaféLit 6

The Best of CaféLit 6
by Various, Alyson Faye, Gill James (Goodreads Author) (Editor)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings1 edition

The Pulse of Everything: A ...

The Pulse of Everything: A Collection of Poems, Fiction and Memoirs
by Otley Writers, Alyson Faye, James Morgan Nash
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating1 edition

Jitter Issue #6

Jitter Issue #6
by Various, Dan Allen (Goodreads Author), Kevin Andersen (Goodreads Author)
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings1 edition

Chris Fielden’s FF site- Adverbs challenge publication…

Myself and Linda H (who’s in one of my classes) have submitted and had published our 100 word adverb- filled pieces; they’ve gone in at numbers 343 and 344-with the titles Reality Strikes Home and Wolf.

Gillian W, Irene Lofthouse and Otley writing mate Alex W now have their pieces up on the site – numbers 346/347/348.

When the submissions reach 400 Chris collates them into an e- book which is sold to raise funds for charity.

Proceeds generated by anthology sales will be donated to First Story.

First Story Charity Logo

Usually we think of adverbs as ending in ly but here are egs of a few others which don’t.


How to write a story….

Taken from Arnold Lobel’s fantastic books for young readers- Frog and Toad go off and do ….. I used these all the time when I was tutoring in Brum- it turns out there is great advice in here for writers too. who’d have guessed?

Gripping reads

Lovely reviews of Badlands and fellow Chapeltown author Gail Aldwin’s Paisley Shirt on the New Zealand blog- Flash Fiction travels the world.

Up North

For the last month or so, I’ve been reading a fair bit of Gothic Horror. In fact, I’ve become totally obsessed with it. I’ve also been been reading a lot of flash fiction and two collections feature in my reviews in this post. Might be a book or two in this lot for you to read? Enjoy!

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Published in 1902. I know I’ve read this before, perhaps as a teenager. What can I say? This is Sherlock Holmes in top form and it’s a gripping Gothic horror novel. Despite my love of minimalist language with no horrid adverbs, I am drawn to the florid Victorian-era language. And you certainly cop it with this novel.

The plot is well-known so I won’t go into it, other than to say it revolves around the legend of a hell-hound and an ancient…

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Creative writing workshop in Bingley April 16th…

Me and Jane Fielder at her gallery.Me and Jane Fielder.JPG
Event Details

At The Bingley Gallery, 29 Park Road Bingley on Monday 16 April 2-4pm.
Pop in to book or phone 01274 552143.
Cost £20 per person (incld tea and biscuits). For beginners and those who have begun their writing journey, poetry and prose; we will do some fun writing exercises, pair work, look at how to gain ideas from art and newspapers, how to begin a short story and edit it.