Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – How not to read a book

When approaching a book which contains stories it would be natural to assume that the purpose of the book is to read it. This is, after all, what most people do when faced with a book. Edward Dimock, distinguished professor of South Asian languages, when his attempt to get access to an old and valuable Bengali textContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – How not to read a book”

Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – My experience with lesbian fiction

Laurie Raye’s flash fiction The Secrets We Wear on Our Skin is published in Breve New Stories Issue Three. Read it here! I wasn’t prepared the first time I read Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Had I known that this was going to be one of ‘those’ books I would have put on gloves before IContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – My experience with lesbian fiction”

Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – Being Visible. The idea behind “The Secrets We Wear On Our Skin”

Laurie Raye talks about what inspired their flash fiction ‘The Secrets We Wear On Our Skin’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Three. I got my first tattoo yesterday. A leaping reindeer, flying through the sky with the face of an eagle and antlers bedecked with flowers. It is the oldest tattoo design known toContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Laurie Raye – Being Visible. The idea behind “The Secrets We Wear On Our Skin””

Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – A New Language

In her last blogpost Trudy Duffy-Wigman, author of My New Best Friend published in Breve New Stories Issue Two, describes her experience on writing in her second language. The fact that I am using a language that is not my own has a huge bearing on my writing. It brings challenges; like finding the right expressionContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – A New Language”

Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – The Idea Behind ‘My New Best Friend’

Trudy Duffy-Wigman talks about what inspired her flash fiction ‘My New Best Friend‘ published in Breve New Stories Issue Two. Do you know that awkward moment when you hop on a bus or a train and you notice something is out of kilter? You hear the collective intake of breath by your fellow passengers andContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Trudy Duffy-Wigman – The Idea Behind ‘My New Best Friend’”

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: 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: 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””

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: Michael Hampton – On the Act of Writing

In his last post, Michael Hampton author of ‘”A” Death’ published in Breve New Stories Issue Zero, reflects on the act of writing. In declaring writing to be an ACT consisting of modes and exercise (eg the jargon of art criticism), before it is a definitive profession, and therefore closer to Derridean écriture, or the presence ofContinue reading “Writer’s Blog: Michael Hampton – On the Act of Writing”