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So You Really Want To Write An SF Story? : an update by: GF WIllmetts

July 22, 2019 | By | 4 Replies More
So You Really Want To Write An SF Story?  : an update by: GF WIllmetts

You like Science Fiction? You read Science Fiction? You eat Science Fiction? If you could get it in a bottle, then you’d probably drink it down neat or through a straw. You think you can write Science Fiction? Hmmmm!!! Are all these thoughts conflicting? Chances are that you’ve read some pretty naff material and had […]

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One Page Stories Or Flash Fiction Submissions : instructions by GF Willmetts

July 21, 2019 | By | 8 Replies More
One Page Stories Or Flash Fiction Submissions  : instructions by GF Willmetts

This is an experiment on the website for all of you writers and neo-writers out there. One of the criticisms that I raise when working my way through our slush pile is that writers need to learn how to tell a story with a limited word count, like short stories, to make everything count and […]

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The Guide To Better Grammar: from the harrowed hand of GF Willmetts.

July 21, 2019 | By | 4 Replies More
The Guide To Better Grammar: from the harrowed hand of GF Willmetts.

It’s been long-overdue for me to bring the various guidelines to the current SFC website. Much of below was written in 2012 but things like grammar never go away. Some of the opening points apply to general submissions. The grammar aspect is something that shows you know the basic elements of writing well. In the […]

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Editorial – July 2019 : All hail the geek outsider.

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2019  :   All hail the geek outsider.

Hello everyone Having reviewed ‘The History Of Cults: From Satanic Sects To The Manson Family by Robert Schroëder’ this month, I was amazed how many were still active and how the press hasn’t raised much issue about them in a few years. Of course, there is still the distinction as to what makes a ‘cult’. […]

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Editorial – June 2019: A taste of Internet vulnerability.

June 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2019: A taste of Internet vulnerability.

Hello everyone On the 12 May 2019, the year given for posterity and in case you’re reading this editorial much later, Outlook/Hotmail failed to send out messages but did receive them. I did all the standard checks from making sure the router was getting a clear signal by turning it on & off and even […]

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Editorial – December 2018 : Brave New World.

December 2, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – December 2018 :  Brave New World.

Hello everyone Trying to find some topic to end the year on in the editorial has been hard this time around. With the world falling apart, it has a feeling of being Nero playing his violin or whatever he was doing back then as Rome burns if I write something too light. Mind you, that […]

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Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

May 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present by David M. Harland (book review).

Mars. Our nearest planetary neighbour and yet only recently properly explored in the last 30 years and all by machine. The latest Haynes book, ‘Mars Owners’ Workshop Manual: From 4.5 Billion Years Ago To The Present’ by David M. Harland is out to give its real life and fictional history and how the two crossed […]

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Editorial – May 2018: Decisions, Decisions

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – May 2018: Decisions, Decisions

I used to be indecisive Now I just make my mind up. You were expecting a different answer from me?   Hello everyone We live and die by the decisions we make in life, even more so from ones we have to obey a consensus on. It’s becoming less about good and bad decisions and […]

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Editorial – April 2018: ‘We read books, so you don’t have to’ Scariest words you’ll ever read.

April 2, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – April 2018:  ‘We read books, so you don’t have to’  Scariest words you’ll ever read.

‘We read books, so you don’t have to’ Scariest words you’ll ever read. Hello everyone There’s been a lot of speculation that serious reading is dying out. I presume they mean the paper or celluloid variety but still some sort must still be going on over the Internet unless everything is going emoji and only […]

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Editorial – Mar 2018: Writing is all about confidence.

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Mar 2018:  Writing is all about confidence.

Writing is all about confidence. What you don’t have, you learn. What you can’t know, you research. When all else fails, you lie. And hope no one notices you’re conning them. writing mantra   Hello everyone Occasionally, I do wonder just how rare a breed writers are, more so after my thoughts that most artists […]

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