Claire Moore Writes

Resolved to Write

What am I doing? I've been trying to write something that would be good to post on New Year's Day, something profound (read: pretentious) about the kind of year that 2016 was, and what I hope I have learned to... Continue Reading →


Letter to Little E

What's been happening lately? Not a lot in terms of writing; inner beardy writer has been pulling his beard out at my lack of commitment. But I find it hard to care when Little E is doing adorable things like... Continue Reading →

Gary and the Goblins

This was my entry for the Adult Fairytale competition in Writing Magazine. Sadly I didn't win but bright side - it makes for an easy blog post this evening! I'd love to know what you think. What are your favourite tips... Continue Reading →

Street Warfare

They come at night. Sometimes it's not quite dark; the sky still ribboned with orange light, the cold not quite biting yet. He prowled the long street, neatly stepping over rubbish and other debris. The buildings rose solidly on either... Continue Reading →


Inner bearded fantasy writer has finally made himself heard, and I'm getting back into writing my blog. That, and I have to make that £27 quid for a domain name worth it 😉 So what's been happening? It's November. Somehow.... Continue Reading →

Juggling metaphors

Juggling baby, husband, work and not becoming an exploding ball of stress is hard enough without adding the writing and blogging 'balls'. There's also reading, and genuine, veg out relaxing, which are required to diffuse the previously mentioned ball of... Continue Reading →

A fairytale beginning

I'm slowly building confidence in my writing, enough that I listened to my inner bearded fantasy writer yesterday, and submitted a short story to one of Writing Magazine's open competitions - for the first time! The competition called for submitters... Continue Reading →

Aunt Maddy was a surprise

Sometimes, characters are like balloons. We inflate them with enough of ourselves to give them life. It gets exciting when they start choosing for themselves what they'd like from you, either copying aspects of you or rejecting you outright, taking... Continue Reading →

Get busy living or get busy writing…

Today, I want to write a clever post about the lessons I've learned in the last few days, and how they can be used in my writing.   That's what I want to do, but I've been busy living (I... Continue Reading →

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