Author Archives: Olga Godim

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JANUARY QUESTION: Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to … Continue reading

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War is horror

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As the war Russia unleashed against Ukraine rages on, my attention turned to the writers who wrote about war. Some of … Continue reading

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WEP Dec 2022 – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

This is the last 2022 WEP story about Altenay, the Finder – my entry for the WEP Dec 2022 challenge The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Altenay gripped the teacup in her cramping fingers. She was so … Continue reading

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Where is the story?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recently I read a novella, Becky Chambers’s A Prayer for the Crown-Shy. I actively disliked it. It has many glowing reviews … Continue reading

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WEP Oct 2022 – Thriller

I don’t usually write anything that could be dubbed a thriller, but I tried for this WEP Oct 2022 challenge, Thriller. My heroine Altenay, the Finder, lives in an imaginary country where magic is real. In this story, she is … Continue reading

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Roots of ideas

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Writers are often asked: where do we get our ideas? The answer is: we get them everywhere. Here is one example. … Continue reading

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Whose story?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SEPTEMBER QUESTION: What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why? MY ANSWER: That is simple. Horror. … Continue reading

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WEP Aug 2022 – Moonlight Sonata

In my take on the WEP August 2022 challenge, Moonlight Sonata, my heroine Altenay, the Finder in a fantasy land, is searching for a musical instrument – a lira.    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The music sang over the hills, the notes rising … Continue reading

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Expected milieu, original solutions

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AUGUST QUESTION: When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try … Continue reading

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