Category Archives: Ellen’s Tale

Mess with our food at our peril.

‘Then we were taken to the seed bank. Well, it was, as I could see Ellen thought it would be, the highlight of the day. The Security was intense but the results were well worth it. It may not seem … Continue reading

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A million people on the move

I have been missing from here for a long while but not been idle – promise you. It was a mixed summer last year. While the draft editing and structuring of The Children’s Tale (the Fourth in The Sefuty Chronicles) … Continue reading

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We can but, should we?

When I first wrote and published Ellen’s Tale I wrote a story I believed in. Climate change, sustainability, the break down of law and social order. I imagined how the loss of society would impinge on mankind’s morality and lives. … Continue reading

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Book Trailers are easy-not!:

Sometimes I wonder if I am totally crazy:)   So make a trailer? Words spiral dizzyingly in one’s head, words such as -what, how, why and so forth. I researched, I began, it takes time. Doesn’t everything? First of all, … Continue reading

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world building:some influences

  There are those who are strong-minded enough to research a subject without being diverted on the way; I am not, I have to confess, one of them.  Even in the days when reference books ruled I could end up … Continue reading

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World building: what’s behind the Sefuty Chronicles

  The whole premise of Ellen’s tale and the Sefuty Chronicles was based on climate change, and my interest in genetic engineering.   I have been following the Genome Project, discoveries in genetics, cloning and all relevant side shoots for more … Continue reading

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World building: drawing board? what drawing board?

When I started the Sefuty Chronicles I had no very clear idea of the world I was writing about.  However, before I was half way through Ellen’s Tale I realised I would have to find out and fairly quickly.  I … Continue reading

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Now what? the spangled web

  Well it was great holding that first book – they were signed, wrapped and delivered, now what?  I had decided already not even to try conventional bookshops.  Without a ‘proper’ publisher behind me, it would be down to my … Continue reading

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Book covers and pesky software

It seemed an enormous step to self publish and, after the first few hours of research, I was almost ready to give up.  Where to start was the most difficult.  How to find, with no recommendations, someone to help print … Continue reading

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How Long is a Short Story?: Ellen’s Tale:

I have rescued some older posts which I will be reblogging here as they chart my progress from idle scribbler to published author. For newcomers to the site they will, I hope, prove interesting and those who have read them … Continue reading

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