Sef Churchill

Fantasy author

Friday fic – fifty word stories

Reading Time: 2 minutesFour more fifty-worders for you. This continues the story of the monsters, plus there’s a snippet from a mermaid-noir scenario I rather like. Hope you enjoy them! Let me know –  I always like reading your comments. If you have… Continue Reading →

Fantasy and Foreignness

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs a reader, if you crave a comfortable read, then you’ll be disappointed by books that don’t explain anything, placing you in the role of stranger. And if you like to think on your feet, learning as you go, you won’t enjoy a book which carefully explains a culture’s entire backstory before you’ve even stepped off the boat.

Friday fic – fifty word stories

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s Friday and time for some fiction. I have fallen in love with writing to a fifty word limit after discovering the Scottish Book Trust’s 50-word challenge, and so here are three very short stories of fifty words each.  It’s… Continue Reading →

Flintlock fantasy fun

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis week I read The Thousand Names by Django Wexler. I picked it up as part of an armful of fantasy novels I collected from the library. It’s part of my 2018 campaign to read new authors and find fantasy… Continue Reading →

The Poetry Diet – a poem a day to help everything

Reading Time: 3 minutesConquer your fear of poetry, readers! Try the poetry diet! I’m not a poetry expert, but as part of my DIY-MFA I’ve been reading a poem a day as a kind of poetry diet since last February, and it is… Continue Reading →

Haiku poems: London

Reading Time: 1 minute I’m sharing more of my stuff this year – another personal aim. Continuing my fun with the haiku form of three lines and restricted syllable pattern of 5-7-5*, here are some haiku I wrote this week, recalling a work trip to London…. Continue Reading →

Defining the ideal fantasy book

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs a reader, I know what I want. And I very rarely find it. Toni Morrison said Write the book you want to read but sometimes I struggle to define what I want. James Scott Bell talks about essential scenes in every… Continue Reading →

Story: Two Zeros

Reading Time: 1 minuteAs a regular contributor at Short Fiction Break, I publish a story with them every month. This is the one for January 2018 – a quick read about two people under pressure from more than just time. Two Zeros IFAQ –… Continue Reading →

Random Fantasy Romance Title Generator

Reading Time: 2 minutesRomanticFantasyTitleGenerator What do you do when lethargy strikes? Learn something new that you can loosely claim helps your writing, of course!  I created a Romantic Fantasy Story Title Generator. I used to create random name and occupation generators using Microsoft Excel…. Continue Reading →

You already know what to do, so get editing.

Reading Time: 3 minutesI am editing the first draft of my light-hearted fantasy. And it seems like it might never be finished. But three things happened this week to motivate me into getting the job done and out the door. I already made… Continue Reading →

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