About Sonya

tl;dr: Let me entertain you, one hundred words at a time.

I write because I want people to read my stories. The trouble with writing a novel is that it takes a lot of time. One night in early 2015, I got bored with writing without getting any feedback, so I thought to myself: I love flash fiction. And I like a challenge. Why don’t I start a blog to write and publish a 100-word story every day? That way, I might get feedback on my stories but have enough time to keep editing the novel.

Et voilà.

Some days it’s a challenge and I end up publishing something I’m not all that happy with. Some days, I regret that I’ve committed to posting a story every day. Most days, though, I’m glad I did.

Just to reiterate: I love feedback. So if you have anything to say about my stories, please leave a comment. I’m happy to receive criticism as long as it’s constructive (y’know, don’t tell me it’s crap; tell me why it’s crap).

Want to know more about me? Okay, how about my 100-word intro and my six-month post, or follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

167 thoughts on “About Sonya

  1. I think the 100 word-story is a great idea for creative writers. I think it might be come a challenge to manage to do one every day, but good luck to you. I particularly like Vintage Party Dress. Really nice story.

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  2. HI Sonya,

    I am nominating you for the ” Very Inspiring Blogger ” award.
    Should you choose to accept the award, there are certain rules you would need to abide by :
    1.Thank the blogger who nominated you,

    2. List the rules and display the award.

    3. Share seven facts about yourself.
    4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs on their blog to let them know you nominated them

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  3. Hello! I just wanted to say thank you for the follow! Naturally I popped over her to have a peek, and wow….this is great! I’m going to enjoy reading your 100 words. Its a novel (heh!) idea, I haven’t even heard of flash fiction! 😀

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  4. Hi Sonya. Just to add to the pingback I sent on Sunday… I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I realise it’s far more than 100 words, but award posts are different things altogether. Obviously, I’d love you to accept, but you’re under no obligation to do so. Happy writing. 🙂

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    1. Yes, I saw the pingback. Haven’t got round to reading you post yet, however… But thank you so much for nominating me! I have a handful of nominations for awards, and I’m trying to come up with a way to deal with them. So I will accept, but it may take a while. Again, thank you, it’s lovely to receive an award nomination 🙂

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      1. I know how you feel. Award posts take a bit of time and this one particularly so because you have to find out how many followers people have before you can nominate them. I’m sure you’ll know how to do that – unlike me, who had to shout for Louise to help! You do deserve nominations, though, Sonya, because your writing is so good. 🙂 I’ve missed out on reading a lot of posts latelly because of my trip to Andalucia to do research for Book 3. I’ll never catch up posts I miss, but that’s just how it is. Talk again some time … Millie. 🙂

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  5. I love your flash fiction and your blog so I’ve nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award 🙂 feel free to ignore it if you don’t do blog awards but I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you 🙂

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    1. Thank you –I’m glad you’re enjoying my stories! Welcome aboard 🙂

      Flash fiction challenges are great fun and I’ve discovered writers whose style I love through them. Have you seen the writing challenge links in the sidebar?

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  6. I love your “About” page, and the perfectly worked out method of dealing with writing in solitude, and writing for feedback, and for company. It’s a little akin to which I’m doing, except that I haven’t actually gone back to the novel/s that I began after I quit my teaching job. Still in settling-into-new-routine mode.
    I look forward to reading more of what you write — thanks for visiting my site!

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    1. Merci beaucoup! J’espère you’re right about the Pulitzer… Je suis désolée, mon Français est un désastre.
      I don’t really do award posts on this blog (they tend to be so much longer than 100 words), but I’ll have a look at your post to see if I can turn it into a story somehow. I do appreciate the nomination 🙂

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  7. What a cool blog! I’ve been trying to get back into writing- an outlet I used to depend on that sort of got put on the back burner. Your daily 100-word story idea seems like such a perfect way to make writing a routine again.

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    1. Thank you! It certainly gets me writing every day (even though I often wish I’d gone for five days rather than seven…). Let me know if you’re going to take it up so I can cheer you on 🙂

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        1. I use prompts a lot, picture prompts especially. I have an inspiration board on Pinterest, I take pictures of stuff that looks intriguing and I follow the writing prompt tag in the Reader. I also join this flash fiction challenge every week: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/fffaw-week-of-12-29-2015/.

          Oh, and I’ve just written a guest post about how I keep coming up with ideas, too, if you’re interested: https://mslexia.co.uk/finding-readers-2-ideas-ideas-ideas/

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          1. It’s an old navigational buoy they’ve put on stilts at the waterfront – I thought it looked weird enough to make a good writing prompt 😀

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  8. “Don’t tell me it’s crap. Tell me why it’s crap” – that is truly brilliant. I may use it one day, myself. It only dawned on me today to check your blog… after all of the help you have provided. … going to have a little poke around here when I get back from my walk in the damn rain.

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    1. Heh – yes, feel free to use it. I hope you didn’t get too drenched in the rain – I’m supposed to go for a run later and it’s raining sideways again…
      Thanks for popping by 🙂

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  9. This is a fantastic idea. Hemingway introduced me to flash fiction, and his story “for sale: baby shoes, never worn,” has stuck with me. I love when an image or an idea can be expressed like this…excited for more!!

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  10. This is fantastic! So glad I came across your bog! I love this idea. I very recently started a blog to write fiction one sentence at a time (one sentence per day), and I’m so happy to see that I’m not alone in this journey. Best of luck, and I look forward to following your work.

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  11. Some days it’s a challenge and I end up publishing something I’m not all that happy with. Some days, I regret that I’ve committed to posting a story every day. Most days, though, I’m glad I did.
    ^
    I completely relate to that.

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  12. I was working on a novel for years…and years; it’s lonely work. And when I discovered blogging in 2011, the novel took a back seat…where it has remained, unfinished. Oh well, blogging is very rewarding–nice to meet you!

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  13. I think the 100-word posts are a really great idea. I don’t have the attention span to keep up with long posts so I’ll definitely be coming back for more! Glad I stumbled across your blog. I’d love for you to check mine out as well? 🙂

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    1. Hi Christine, thanks for stopping by! Glad you like my blog :).
      btw, I just tried to go to your Insta via your blog but the links don’t seem to work.

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  14. Hi Sonya, I found you through one of Lynn’s Three Line Tales and I love the concept of this blog. I may even contribute with a story myself. What a challenge you have set yourself but I’m sure it’s been very rewarding!

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