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7 Gift Ideas for Writers at 10 Minute Novelists

7 Gift Ideas for Writers at 10 Minute Novelists

As on every fourth Friday of the month, I have a guest post at 10 Minute Novelists website. Today, aligned with the Black Friday madness, I’m sharing 7 Gift Ideas for Writers, so check it out if you’re looking for inspiration. Other articles at 10 Minute Novelists Foreign Phrases in Your Novel How to Write Foreigners in Dialogue And if you’d like to get something with my designs, hop over to one of my online stores. All of them are…

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“Foreigners in Dialogues” at 10 Minute Novelists

“Foreigners in Dialogues” at 10 Minute Novelists

Last month I shared the news of joining the 10 Minute Novelists blog team. My first article was about Foreign Phrases in Your Novel, and today I’m sharing more insights on writing foreign characters. This time you can find suggestions for writing foreigners in dialogues and how to reflect their struggle with English. If you want to learn more about how to mess up the characters’ usage of English, head over to the 10 Minute Novelists website and check out…

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Two Stories of Mine in a Polish Anthology

Two Stories of Mine in a Polish Anthology

Yesterday was the release day for a Polish anthology, Memento. Opowiadania o życiu i śmierci. (Memento. Stories About Life and Death) by RW 2010 Publishing House. Inside, you can read not one, but two of my stories. Bębniarz pana Roache (Mr. Roache’s Drummer) addresses the theme of death in a quasi-steampunk setting, while Siedem procent szans (Seven-Percent Chance) deals with living.

Joining the 10 Minute Novelists Blog Team

Joining the 10 Minute Novelists Blog Team

As some of you might already know, I’m one of the Admins in an awesome Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists. The group gathers over 8,000 writers from across the world, ranging from complete beginners to published authors. I also participate in and help to administrate the 365 Writing Club, a year-long challenge for the group’s members. And now, I’m happy to announce I’ll be joining the 10 Minute Novelists blog team. Each month I’ll be sharing an article on writing…

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My story in “Phantaxis”

My story in “Phantaxis”

This month’s issue of “Phantaxis”, a science fiction and fantasy magazine features my fantasy story “The Arcanist and the Mage Killer”, which is set in the same world as my work-in-progress novel, “By the Pact”, and features the same protagonists. The magazine is available on Amazon, both as a paperback and an ebook, and via many other online retailers.

“To Conquer the Sea” available on the website and on Wattpad

“To Conquer the Sea” available on the website and on Wattpad

Another short story is now available in the Read Online section. Set in a postapocalyptic world, “To Conquer the Sea” (available both in English and Polish) tells a story of a young man who sets out on a journey to the mysterious Sea-the worship around had killed his mother, and he’s trying to understand it. He doesn’t suspect that meeting a mysterious man in the wasteland will not only change his life, but also the world. “To Conquer the Sea” is…

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Short story available on the website and on Wattpad

Short story available on the website and on Wattpad

As you might have noticed, a new section is now available on my website. Read Online is a page listing short stories and other works you can read directly on my website. The first text I’m publishing is “Miye’s In” – a fantasy story set in the secondary world, in which colonists struggle to survive on the new continent, fearing monsters’ attack, while one girl fall sick with a mysterious disease. “Miye’s In” is also available on Wattpad, if you prefer…

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Guest Post on Double Edged (S)words

Guest Post on Double Edged (S)words

This weekend I have a pleasure of being a guest on Double Edged S(words), Marcin Dolecki’s website, with my A Good Reason to Write (in a Second Language) post. Hop over to check it, and check other posts by Marcin who is both a writer and a philosopher.

Changes on Melfka.com

Changes on Melfka.com

If you’re visiting the Polish version of my website, you might have noticed there haven’t been any blog updates since the beginning of 2016, while the English version posts kept being published. I’ve made a decision to cease the translation of the posts into Polish, as it often messed up my schedule and resulted in a rushed translation which I wasn’t fully satisfied with. And since most of my visitors chose the English version, maintaining the Polish version of the…

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