Category Archives: world building

when society collapses

The world of The Sefuty Chronicles is a grim place. During the Great Wars caused by climate change and lack of resources, many towns, villages and farms chose to hide, from the rioting hordes of desperation, behind rings of land … 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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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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