September 2016

Lessons learnt from Story Shop

I had my glorious moment of fame, performing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Fifteen minutes, one hot Monday afternoon, reading out my short story Be Careful What You Wish For. When I decided to apply for Story Shop, I hadn’t really thought about what would happen if I was successful.  I just sent off my story and fully expected to receive a polite rejection at some future point. I was not prepared for: We are delighted to inform you that you have been successful. Next was a workshop: Speaking in Public. No problem.  I’ve done that before. It’ll be fine. Alex, the…