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Inkerman Writer Bud Craig is celebrating after his short story Hats Off to Larry was commended in the Elmbridge Literary Competition. The theme of the competition was music.
In the story, in 1960 Salford teenager Jack finds the girl of his dreams. Over the next three years, Jack changes as does pop music, the Everly Brothers and Del Shannon giving way to the Beatles.
Jack plans a year in France after A levels and sees a whole new world opening up. Girlfriend Cathy, who…Continue
Added by John Dean on April 1, 2021 at 1:26pm — No Comments
One of the anthologies produced by Darlington-based Inkerman Writers gives a clue as to how they got their name.
The anthology of short stories, titled Inkerman Street, was based on the demolition of a fictional northern street and the stories of the people who lived in it.
The book, which features a variety of stories ranging from…Continue
Added by John Dean on February 26, 2021 at 11:33am — No Comments
An exciting new initiative has been launched featuring online interviews with popular crime fiction authors.
Mug Shots is run by Tall Tales Mysteries, a leading UK murder mystery company based in the Darlington area of County Durham.
The idea for Mug Shots happened when Scottish-based crime writers Jackie Baldwin, Ian Patrick and John…Continue
Added by John Dean on February 12, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Inkerman Writer Mike Watson is celebrating after one of his pieces was named runner-up in a short story competition.
The competition was organised by Durham Wildlife Trust, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Trust organised the writing competition to add to the celebrations and the theme was how Nature has affected, or changed, your life, with a word limit of 500.
Mike, who receives a £25 book token and a coveted Golden Badger Badge, said: “It’s…Continue
Added by John Dean on February 9, 2021 at 11:59am — No Comments
The latest crime novel from Inkerman Writer Bud Craig has been published by The Book Folks.
Stealing Time is the latest run-out for his private investigator Gus Keane and is much to be recommended.
You can find out more, and purchase the book on Kindle or in paperback, at …Continue
Added by John Dean on February 9, 2021 at 9:28am — No Comments
Inkerman Writer Bud Craig has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks.
Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The ebook is available now, the paperback will come in a few days.
In the novel, a…Continue
Added by John Dean on May 27, 2020 at 10:04am — No Comments
Congratulations to Inkerman Writers member Keven Shevels, who is donating proceeds from sales of his comic novel The Haddock Flies at Midnight to St Teresa's Hospice in Darlington, County Durham, to help it through these difficult times. An adult comedy, the book recounts thirty days in the life of a town hall housing official in the north of England…Continue
Added by John Dean on April 2, 2020 at 9:38am — No Comments
Crime writer John Dean, a member of the Inkerman Writers, will be among those authors staging events at Darlington Arts Festival, during National Crime Reading Month in May. They are:
Title: An Introduction to Crime Fiction – Writing workshop
Event details Best-selling crime novelist John Dean is to run an Introduction to Crime…Continue
Added by John Dean on February 25, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I may not attend the group writing sessions but I often think of the regular evenings of writing exercises and critique. The idea of one-to-one feedback in person, is, in my opinion, unparalleled in our craft. Yes, I moved on to be in a world (or worlds) of my own, but I learned a lot from the weekly…Continue
Added by Tom Benson on December 18, 2018 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Darlington-based Inkerman Writers have produced their latest anthology of short stories, Inkerman…Continue
Added by John Dean on May 29, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments
On a recent visit to my private world of eBook cover manufacture, it occurred to me that a few of my covers were 'tacky'.
I spent a day researching possible replacement graphics and getting on with the task of re-building the covers.The result I believe, is a better overall effect in terms of the individual books and the sub-branding of the genre.
I'm particularly pleased with the end result of my…Continue
Added by Tom Benson on March 6, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Yesterday I received confirmation that three weeks of effort had paid off and…Continue
Added by Tom Benson on March 2, 2018 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Check out Michael Jarvie's book set in the dark underbelly of the art world, which can be bought at https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-ART-Nesbos-Headhunters-Larsson-ebook/dp/B076KK1SJS …Continue
Added by John Dean on December 15, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Got a story you want to read to other people? Trying something out with a novel and not sure if it works? Or simply like listening to original writing, some of it never heard before?
Prose, poetry, drama, film scripts, the Open Mic team want to hear it all. Simply bring along your piece and read it out. Eight-minute slots for each reader.
The events are part of the programme supported by Darlington for Culture (DfC), held on the last Thursday of each month (excluding July,…Continue
Added by John Dean on November 7, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
The second novel by Tracey Iceton has been published. Herself Alone in Orange Rain is part two in the Celtic Colours trilogy by the author.
Kaylynne Ryan is a promising art student, used to fighting for her place in a world of men, but when a forgotten…Continue
Added by John Dean on October 14, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Next year, Darlington for Culture is planning a full day to celebrate the achievement of local writers and offer new poets, playwrights, novelists etc the chance to develop their craft as part of Darlington Arts Festival 2018, which is supported by Creative Darlington.
To this end we have hired the Friends Meeting House on Skinnergate from 10am-10pm on Saturday, 26th May. DfC are paying…Continue
The Icarus Project by Darlington thriller writer Roger Barnes has been published through Inscribe Media.
During his Inauguration speech, newly elected American President Alan Maddox announces in it is his intention to initiate a project that will rid the world of toxic waste. A project visionary in concept to transport it into the Sun;…Continue
Added by John Dean on September 7, 2017 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The Book Folks have just published Bud Craig’s collection of award-winning short stories, High Profile. It is available to download onto your kindle now.
The title story brings you the latest adventure of Salford private eye, Gus Keane. Others feature a…Continue
Added by John Dean on May 9, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Using the 2013 Dictionary of Cliches by Christine Ammer to find cliches that writers use most often. There is a clear frontrunner for the title of “most cliched writer”: James Patterson. The bestselling US author averages 160 cliches per 100,000 words, about twice as many as …Continue
Added by Alwyn Foden on March 10, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments