Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – The Love of Reading

In his last post, Michael Bloor author of ‘The Aberdeen Kayak’ published in Breve New Stories Issue One, reflects on his love of reading and its roots. I’ve loved reading all my life and ten years ago I found out why. The clue lay a few miles north from my home, in a building in theContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – The Love of Reading”

Writer’s blog: Barbara Stevenson – Writing in Orkney

In her last blogpost Barbara Stevenson, author of Zuri Mtu published in Issue One, describes her life in Orkney, between history and nature. I am lucky to live in Orkney, with the sea all around as inspiration. Not only that, there is five thousand years of history on my doorstep – from my front garden IContinue reading “Writer’s blog: Barbara Stevenson – Writing in Orkney”

Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – Notes of Inspiration

Michael Bloor, author of ‘The Aberdeen Kayak’ published in Breve New Stories Issue One, chose a few authors and stories that inspire him. This is really tough – how can I neglect to praise Louis MacNeice’s Autumn Journal?? Nevertheless, I’m just going to mention one old inspiration and one new inspiration. The old favourite is William Morris’sContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – Notes of Inspiration”

Writer’s Blog: Barbara Stevenson – Notes of Inspiration

Barbara Stevenson author of ‘Zuri Mtu’ published in Breve New Stories Issue One, talks about the authors that inspire her. When I was about eight a friend gave me a copy of short stories by Oscar Wilde for my birthday. This included, among others, The Happy Prince, The Gentle Giant and my favourite The Remarkable Rocket. I wasContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Barbara Stevenson – Notes of Inspiration”

Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – The Idea Behind “The Aberdeen Kayak”

Michael Bloor talks about what inspired his flash fiction ‘The Aberdeen Kayak’ published in Breve New Stories Issue One. The bones of the story of the Aberdeen kayak have been rattling round in my head for forty years. But I never wrote the story until, at the beginning of 2015, I set it down as oneContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Michael Bloor – The Idea Behind “The Aberdeen Kayak””

Writer’s Blog: Barbara Stevenson – The Idea Behind “Zuri Mtu”

Barbara Stevenson talks about what inspired her story ‘Zuri Mtu’ published in Breve New Stories Issue One. Visiting Africa, in particular west Africa, I was intoxicated by the spirit of the people there and how in tune their lives are to their natural surroundings. I wanted to write something to bring this out. I alsoContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Barbara Stevenson – The Idea Behind “Zuri Mtu””

Little Magazine Life 2

November marks six months since Breve New Stories project was launched. These months have been full of great satisfactions and experiences. The first call for entries has seen more than one hundred stories submitted. We have many Facebook, Twitter and Breve Newsletter subscribers and the long awaited ‘Issue Zero’ is finally out. Now it’s time toContinue reading “Little Magazine Life 2”

Writer’s Blog: Lauren Bell – The Beauty of Writing and Having Faith

In her last post, Lauren Bell author of ‘In a Land of Canaries’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Zero, talks about her passion for writing and reading. Quite simply, I love writing. I also love reading which helps if you’re serious about writing. For me, writing is a way to shape worlds and realities which are veryContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Lauren Bell – The Beauty of Writing and Having Faith”

Writer’s Blog: Michael Hampton – Notes of Inspiration

Michael Hampton author of ‘”A” Death’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Zero, talks about the authors and stories that inspire him. The cautionary tale is as old as the hills and starts orally with your worried parents telling you not to put your hand in the fire. But the format is for grown-ups too as learningContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Michael Hampton – Notes of Inspiration”

Writer’s Blog: Lauren Bell – Notes of Inspiration

Lauren Bell author of ‘In a Land of Canaries’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Zero, talks about the authors that inspire her. 1) Neil Gaiman – a man who can write well about practically anything and everything, and who creates such a fantastical array of memorable characters and alternative worlds in every work. Gaiman’s fantasy/mythical vision groundsContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Lauren Bell – Notes of Inspiration”