RACHEL McCOLLIN

Fiction and Technical Writer

Fiction

Help Me Reach My Goal of Becoming a Full-time Author

Every writer has a different goal. For some it may be critical acclaim – prizes, reviews in the Guardian or the Times Literary Supplement, a tweet by Margaret Atwood praising your book (although I wouldn’t say no to that). For others, it’s internal – writing the stories they love and getting pleasure from it. Writing […]

Post-apocalyptic Book Recommendations

Exile has now been out for over a week and I’ve been having fun watching which books it’s had time next to in the Amazon charts. I even woke up last Sunday to find it next to Stephen King, which was a nice surprise: It’s prompted me to come up with a list of post-apocalyptic books that I […]

After the Flood – a Story

Catastrophic floods have devastated England and left Meg’s home underwater. She persuades her son Martin to escape by boat. But after he’s gone, she hears voices downstairs. Looters are looking for money – and her gun. Will Meg survive?

It’s Not Fun Predicting the Future

If you’re reading this, then I can breathe a sigh of relief. Because I was wrong. What was I wrong about, you may ask? Well, to cut a long story short, Thursday 14 December 2017 is the day that Hurricane Victoria was due to hit. Hurricane Victoria is the storm that ushers in the catastrophic flooding […]

‘The Gun’ – A Piece of Flash Fiction

A couple of weeks ago I went to Sledge Lit, a writer’s festival in Derby. In one of the workshops, we were challenged to write a piece of flash fiction told from the point of view of one of the characters in a bank robbery. I got the robber (yay!).

Here’s the story that resulted.