My Life In Stories

First up: stories. They are important, especially for a short story writer like me. Which  probably goes without saying.

And today I’m over at the brilliant Dan Powell’s blog talking about them – more specifically, I’m talking about My Life In Short Fiction, which is both an honour (I think Dan’s blog is excellent, as is his writing – in my opinion he’s one to watch) and and awful lot of fun. And if anyone can tell me what the GCSE deaf story is I might even send them a book.


What else? Well there’s been a fair bit of behind the scenes work on FREAKS! which is shaping up so, so well. I am really, really pleased with it.


In other, not so great news, I’ve been a little under the weather with an infection that almost hospitalized me (I was stubborn and the doctor was kind and let me go home)  when I first got it back in 2008. But, being no less stubborn today I have not let it effect my work too much. Writers can be tough at times.

And that’s about it, I think. Well, it is for now.Except to say thanks to all for their Facebook and Twitter good wishes – they, of course, mean a lot.

6 Comments on “My Life In Stories

  1.  by  angela

    hope you get well soon Nik.enjoyed the inreview, I think you're right about My Wife threw off a lemur having everything your work is about in it- It has the odd things that shouldn't be able to happen happening, but under it there's this feel of something more. What i love most about the story is the level of acceptance from the husband about it all (teaching the animals tricks, moving house to accomdate them.) It says loads about compromise and relationships without mentioning that at all- great stuff.

  2.  by  dan powell

    Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions Nik. Really enjoyed reading your responses. Hope you feel better soon.

  3.  by  Nik Perring

    Thanks Dan – I really enjoyed answering them! I really appreciate you having me on. And I'm working on the feeling better thing – promise!

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