A little while ago I was asked if I’d contribute to the brilliant Thresholds International Short Story Forum (based at the University of Chichester), so I did.

I wrote a piece on how short stories and flash fiction and the like should not be easy to write. And they shouldn’t be. Short fiction isn’t some sort of game, it isn’t something that can be plonked onto the page in a matter of minutes. It isn’t something that should be played at. It’s something that demands time and care and craft. Like all forms of art.

So, if you’d like to see what I had to say about short fiction, about the writing of it, about my own process, and why Kafka didn’t have an iPhone, you should click here.