A Free Christmas Short Story

Rena George Christmas Stories, Cornwall 2 Comments

Fifty years ago this month, an artist living and working in a Cornish fishing village, strung out a few fairy lights to brighten up the harbour at Christmastime. The idea caught on, and year on year more lights appeared – and now the spectacular Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights have become one of the county’s most popular seasonal attractions, bringing around 30,000 visitors to the tiny resort. The incredible community spirit in the village means that everyone gets involved. Over the …

Writing Short Stories

Rena George Christmas Stories, Crime Fiction, Stories 6 Comments

I did something this weekend that I haven’t done in years. I wrote a short story. All you fabulous writers out there who do this all the time will be muttering ‘So what?’ But I’d forgotten how difficult it is. I don’t mean getting one published, which can be something akin to a miracle in these difficult times when so many of the popular women’s mags have dropped their fiction pages. No, I’m talking about coming up with a great …

Writing Next Year’s Christmas Stories

Rena George Christmas Stories 2 Comments

Every year at this time I find myself wandering through the bookshops, and imagining how great it would be if my name was on the cover of one of those brilliant Christmas novels. It’s the same at the newsagents’ when I pick up the gorgeous Christmas editions of my favourite mags, and recognise the names of authors on all the inspiring seasonal stories. Huge congratulations to everyone who has been published, by the way. Next year I plan to be …