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Free Kindle Book

15 Jul

Quick – get over to Amazon between the 15th and 19th of July, and download a copy of one of my books of short stories St Antony’s Tongue. I hope you like it, and if you do, it would be great if you could add an Amazon review. Ta.

St Antony's Tongue: Short Stories and Flash Fiction by [Coen, Colette]


Free Story

9 Dec

Almost time for those of you who have registered your email addresses with this blog to receive another FREE short story. Don’t worry if you haven’t register yet, just add your email now and you’ll get it too.

The Empty Pillowcase

Christmas short story

Christmas short story




Did you get it?

12 Nov

For those of you who have added your email address to the Sign Me Up button, you should now have received a copy of my short story Free as a Bird which won the Eileen Gilmour Creative Writing competition a couple of years ago. If my story hasn’t popped in to your in box then you might want to check that I have the right email address – I know one is definitely wrong (Julie).

Also a quick update on where I am with NaNoWriMo – the write a novel in a month extravaganza. This is the first year I’ve signed up so it, and I lasted, well, I’ll be generous and call it a week. But hey, that’s okay. It got 5,000 words written of a little idea that’s been kicking about in my head, and more importantly it’s got me back to the novel in the bottom drawer which has been gestating/fermenting far too long. If I decide to go back to the NaNoWriMo novel then at least I won’t be facing a blank page, although the main problem with the novel I’m reviving is that I’ve got lots of filled pages and I don’t know what to do with them – maybe throwing them in the air and seeing where they land might be a start. Or more sensibly actually getting down to some serious drafting.

On a different note – yesterday was 7 years since I left my job as a lecturer to concentrate on writing – an easy date to remember, what with the minute silence and all. I’ve maybe not achieved everything I set out to do, but I’ve written a novel and a half; a radio play and lots of short stories. I’ve also spent more time sitting in hospital waiting rooms than I had envisaged, but life is nothing if not unpredictable. They say life runs in 7 year cycles, so I’m looking forward to the next one.

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