Sef Churchill

Fantasy author


July 2016

Book blog: You’re a Writer – So Start Acting Like One

Reading Time: 1 minuteI’ve just finished reading this book by Jeff Goins. I love it. I love how the power of just saying and believing those words – I am a writer – makes amazing things happen. I love how hard work and… Continue Reading →

My terrifying timeline

Reading Time: 2 minutesDo I dare? Do I dare put dates and deadlines to what I’m trying to achieve, and have to acknowledge publicly when I miss or make those targets? Is my book, my weird Young Adult Arthurian Genderfluid Fantasy Coming Of… Continue Reading →

Book blog: Say ‘oo’ to induce terror

Reading Time: 2 minutesRayne Hall’s book details many useful techniques for writing fight scenes. The chapters are mostly divided by the type of weapon being used – Sword, Club, Firearms etc – and the book also identifies fights as either gritty or entertaining, and guides on psychology…. Continue Reading →

Accountability: write more words!

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis week I need to make some writing progress: 10,000 words in a week. This is perfectly achievable given my prior history of writing 12,000 words in one day. But to be sure, I am setting myself no other targets…. Continue Reading →

Book blog: Strunk and White

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis book is still the best of the style guides. First published in 1920, it lays out examples of correct and incorrect usage, and guides on the effects of sentence construction. It is a short book; no word is wasted…. Continue Reading →

Where I write

Reading Time: 2 minutesMany How To Write-type books go on about creating for yourself a special writing space. Often these guides go on to add that this could be the kitchen table, a desk, a spot in a local cafe, and so on – but… Continue Reading →

Writing skills – battle scenes

Reading Time: 2 minutesMy current novel is an adventure story so I always imagined it would climax with an epic battle. Only problem – I’ve never written a battle scene. I have written action but always small-scale, and always based around an emotional moment. I’ve never… Continue Reading →

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