Ali Coyle Writes

Ali Coyle Writes Fiction

Ali Coyle is a science educator by day, a fiction writer by night, and has been an unapologetic daydreamer since birth. Whilst studying physics at university, Ali chose to interpret the “scientists can’t write” stereotype as a personal challenge and has been writing down their daydreams ever since. Ali has an extensive back-catalogue of fanfiction and currently writes as “Rudbeckia” on AO3. They are very fond of folk tales, mild horror, romance, and cats.

My Latest Posts

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  • Review: The Starlit Wood
    The Starlit Wood New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, Saga Press, 2016 I bought this book as soon as I read one of the stories, Seasons…More
  • Reader’s Block
    Every writer has, probably at several times, been becalmed by writer’s block. You open the working document and nothing comes to mind. Your plot (and your characters) are going nowhere…More
  • Review – Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging (Volume Silver) edited by Atlin Merrick
    I thoroughly enjoyed the previous anthology, Volume Blue, so I embarked on Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging (Volume Silver) with high expectations. I was not disappointed at all. Volume Silver contains…More
  • Time Flies
    Has it really been that long since I wrote a blog post? Yes. Yes it has. There are many reasons, some of which I detailed in the first version of…More
  • Dark Cheer Volume Blue: my 5* review
    I started reading this anthology expecting it to while away the minutes between other tasks, like a pick-up-and-put-down kind of book. I did not expect to read it cover to…More
  • Writing nonbinary characters – a very personal view
    I love to meet nonbinary characters in fiction. I love nonbinary protagonists, nonbinary antagonists, and nonbinary side characters hanging around in the background, waiting for their fleeting chance to exist…More
  • How long is a story?
    A few years ago I sent a piece of flash fiction to Chris Fielden’s 81 Words Writing Challenge. I think I am author 327, under my real-life name. Now that…More
  • Flash!
    I adore flash fiction. I love the urgency of it, the intensity of plot and character and emotion that can be crammed into a few hundred words. Flash fiction is…More
  • Dark Cheer
    I am excited to have a short story in “Volume Blue” of Dark Cheer Cryptids Emerging, a new two-volume anthology from https://improbablepress.com Why write about cryptids? Why not! Mythical creatures…More

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