A fruitful collaboration

I don’t just write on my own – I collaborate with two other writers and last year we published our first anthology… here is the introduction:


For a couple of years, the three of us,  Lois, John and Richard, have successfully shared our thoughts with the world through our blog; The Moving Dragon Writes is a medley of stories, poems and articles, a whole kaleidoscope of different writing. Our name came from the symbol of the county where we live, the Somerset dragon, and the well-known words ‘the moving finger having writ…’ We each acquired a dragon name, Eorðdraca – Richard, Fýrdraca – John, and Brimdraca – Lois.

Since we started The Moving Dragon Writes, we have collected readers and followers from around the world – especially from North America, and we have opened our blog to others. We have supported and encouraged new writers of all genres, promoting and sharing their work too, giving a platform for many people who have never had the confidence or opportunity to do so before. We continue to do this and welcome new writers.

As well as the blog, we have pursued our own writing goals, individually publishing our novels, short stories and poetry. It was at one of our dragonmeets, on a spring afternoon, when it occurred to us… we could publish an anthology together, “our own Dragon Writes book which can include some of the best of our work from the blog!

This anthology is, we hope, only the first, and we are tentatively planning volume II – Earth, Fire, Water.

It’s a new thing for me to work with others like this and it’s so exciting and so rewarding! We are indeed planning volume II, but before then Richard and I are working on a challenge we have set ourselves, to write each of a list of 73 blog suggestions we randomly found… We hope this will come out in the summer – our Earth, Fire, Water will, we hope, be out late autumn!!

Here is a link to our book:


… and if you want to read our blog, here is a link:




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