In 2014, I started studying Course A215 in Creative Writing at the Open University and found I couldn’t stop. I was delighted to finish the year with a distinction and signed up for Advanced Creative Writing in 2015-16. Unfortunately I had to drop out of the course due to family issues which also resulted in a massive gap on this blog. Issues resolved, I returned to re-start the OU course and found that they had launched a brand new MA in Creative Writing. As I already have a BA in English Lit I decided to apply, and am currently in my second year of study. Last year (2017) I completed my first year with a distinction and gained a postgraduate certificate in humanities to boot. I began this blogspace in 2015 to chart my thoughts, ideas and scribblings as I learn, because writing – any writing – breeds ideas.

In my year away from study, I entered a few writing competitions, which gave me confidence to do some more. To date (2018) I’ve been short and long-listed for the following competitions: Fish Short Story Competition, Bath Flash Fiction, Flash 500, TSS Flash, The Chester Prize for Literature and Ink Tears Flash. I’ve been’ placed’ in Scribble’s Annual short story competition, and in the Ely Short Story Award and I’ve won: The Molotov Cocktail Flash competition, Ad Hoc Fiction, Zero Flash, Retreat West Flash Competition and Horror Scribes. You can read some these stories on this site if you fancy it, just click on the links. I’ve been published round and about over the last couple of years too, most recently in Ellipsis ‘One,’ Salome magazine, Halo Litmag and the Flash Festival Anthology.

As well as being a student of words I’m also a mum, sister, wife and daughter, friend, pet enabler ( for that read pug servant) and student of the tricky business of being a decent human being.

Thanks for visiting my teeny blogspace. All the stories and poems pasted here are written by me and therefore my copywrite. If you would like to reproduce anything please ask.

My e-mail is jankaneen@aol.com


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