Sef Churchill

Fantasy author

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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 →

Short story woes – 7 types of not-really-a-story

Reading Time: 3 minutesI am not a natural with the short story form. Time and again I start, only to find that my idea has fallen into one of the chasms listed below.  Once in, it’s very hard to get out. The cure?… Continue Reading →

The 100 day book – 10 lessons from this amazing challenge

Reading Time: 8 minutesAt the end of August I completed the 100 Day Book program from The Write Practice. From the middle of May, I had committed to a daily word count, and a weekly share of my work, and giving weekly feedback on… Continue Reading →

Tired writing – tech and tips to beat writing fatigue

Reading Time: 3 minutesI am tired. I’m halfway through a Book in 100 Days program from The Write Practice, writing 1000 fresh words every single day, plus editing a large chunk of those for readability in order to share with the 100DB group… Continue Reading →

What is your promise? The writer’s manifesto

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’ve been reading the inspirational and motivational Jeff Goins again lately. Boy, did I need to. I’d got totally off track doing the blogging challenge (because I cannot resist a challenge) and forgotten what my writing is really about. Jeff… Continue Reading →

Show us your subgenre! There’s a niche for every fiction

Reading Time: 3 minutesI found a list today that I didn’t know I needed but now cannot live without. It’s a description of every subgenre of cyberpunk. I’ve given some examples, below, but it’s got me thinking about how detailed our fiction categories have become,… Continue Reading →

R – ReadingWeek – commit to reading usefully

Reading Time: 4 minutesWell, it’s the last day of April, but I still have 8 letters to go in my blogging challenge. The challenge was to blog for 26 out of 30 days in April, one post per letter of the alphabet, and… Continue Reading →

Q – quick inspiration, mind inputs from sight and sound

Reading Time: 3 minutesSometimes you need to take a break from creating. If you’ve been outputting your imagination intensively, you’ll need to rest and refuel. Treat your mind to some inputs from these sources. Sight I am often inspired by the visual so… Continue Reading →

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