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Update: Lane Ashfeldt's take on judging this year's competition: The Willesden Prize, Stories and Tunnels _______ This is  the...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Where are the fire extinguishers, the hoses, the sprinklers?

David Lammy MP

Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson in a lift

Iceland collection for Grenfell Tower this evening

Yusuf of Iceland, Greenford Road, collecting donations and
supplies for those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


The great trees, tall masted,
Heave away and sail by,
While I, who cannot move,
Reach out and sway to them
As they follow their green way,
For now it's Summer.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Willesden Prize, Stories and Tunnels

How interesting to read Lane Ashfeldt’s take, on judging for the International Willesden Herald Short Story Prize 2017!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Groundwork UK - Brent Volunteering Fair - 5th June

Date and Time

Monday 5 June 2017
1pm to 4pm


The Bridge, Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way

Ever thought about volunteering?

For details and how to register, click here: Event link.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A.B.C. - Always Be Continuing

There is a mnemonic that salesmen swear by, ABC - "Always Be Closing". But in fiction, it might be better to say Always Be Continuing. Not only is there often an unnecessary last sentence in a story, there are sometimes unnecessary last sentences even in paragraphs too. Maybe it's a tendency to want "to tie a ribbon on it". But that goes against the need to unfurl, to expand. After all someone could break a tooth on those unpopped kernels of popcorn. When you come to continue writing in your next session, don't you often delete the last sentence from the time before? This is something I'm trying to remember myself, when I try to write fiction.