Sef Churchill

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Friday fic – even shorter stories

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week I have, again,  been writing short-short fiction – but the fifty-word stories were starting to seem … lengthy. I recalled the story attributed to Hemingway and thought, why not try to write ‘a novel in six words’? Here’s… Continue Reading →

Friday fic – Fifty word stories

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis week’s fifty-worder stories may have a slight circus theme. There’s a reason for that which you can guess if you’ve been following my Facebook page, namely that I saw The Greatest Showman this week  and really fell in love with… Continue Reading →

Boost productivity with a weekly writing planner

Reading Time: 4 minutesI’ve been working on a secret project lately, and I’m excited to share it with you at last. But first I want to talk about the biggest problem we face as part-time writers. You already know it: time. Everybody has other… Continue Reading →

Friday fic – fifty word stories

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere are three more fifty-worders. Only one is about the monsters, a snippet of backstory about humans’ arrival on the planet. The others are not connected.   I’m still not sure if a book made up of a multitude of… Continue Reading →

Ferocious Fae, Thorny Roses, Little Libraries

Reading Time: 5 minutesI go to my local library every week and pick up all kinds of books. They have a handy sticker-system on the books’ spines to identify the genre, and lately I’ve been going for the Unicorn (!) sticker signifying fantasy. … Continue Reading →

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 →

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