The writer is a lonely hunter

gailaldwin

About

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I write every day and love to see my stories change direction and become more textured through redrafting and editing. Alongside the slog of completing a novel, I enjoy playing with flash fiction and short stories.  You can find examples of my short stories at Alfie Dog Publications,  Paragraph Planet, and Ink Sweat and Tears.  Nine print anthologies contain examples of my writing. Starlings a poem that won the 2016 National Poetry Day competition in Bournemouth can be found here.

Competition prizes for my writing include a never-to-be-forgotten writing retreat at Moniack Mhor in Inverness, a Smythson notebook, a presentation evening at a nightclub and cash. My collection of short fiction titled Four Buses was also printed as the result of a competition win.

I joined the University of South Wales in 2013 as a part-time, distance learning MPhil student in creative writing. In 2015, I completed a transfer paper and continue my studies to PhD. I am also on the steering group of the Dorset Writers’ Network which supports writers across the county. For further information please click here.

Thank you for visiting. I can’t claim that the writer is a lonely hunter if you keep coming back.  I aim to post once a week with writerly thoughts and points for discussion.  Please leave a question or comment to keep the dialogue going.

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5 responses to “About

  1. Hi Gail,
    Hope you don’t mind but I’ve tagged you in the Lucky 7 Meme http://joannegphillips.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/lucky-7-a-random-act-of-editing/
    There’s no pressure to take part, it’s just a fun way of sharing some writing and looking at editing a bit differently. Really enjoying your blog,
    All the best,
    Jo

    • gailaldwin says:

      Hi Jo

      Thanks for thinking of me – I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. If you liked doing the Lucky 7 exercise, you might want to think about posting some work on the page 99 website. It’s the same idea, but takes an excerpt from page 99 of your manuscript. I learnt about this from a self-published author who used this as a mechanism for promoting her work. Not quite sure how she managed this but it might to be worth investigating when you launch ‘Can’t Live Without’. On my page 99, people keep commenting on my use of dialogue tags, something else to edit! Here’s the link: http://www.page99test.com/index.php

      All the best

      Gail

  2. Hi Gail,
    Oops – I’ve done it again 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award – no pressure to take part, and sorry if you’ve done it before/hate this type of thing. But I just thought of your website design and it seemed to fit, somehow 🙂
    Jo x

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