Monthly Archives: February 2020

Writing: Art or Craft? by David Gullen

I remember a conversation in my first writing group from many years ago about whether or not writing could be taught. Some people thought no, that writing alone in all the fields of human endeavour, was somehow special and the … Continue reading

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Useful Tools for Writers: Book Covers by Jacey Bedford

Self publish or self publicise? Whether you’re self-published or traditionally published there’s a good chance that you’ll need to shout out about your new book release. It’s only a smallish number of best selling authors that have the might of … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Write a Steampunk Novel by Gaie Sebold

Originally posted on May 20, 2014 on Jacey Bedford’s blog To start with, I didn’t actually really intend to write what ended up as a fantasy Victorian spy adventure, with a trickster heroine, set partly in 19th century Shanghai.  It … Continue reading

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Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations By Ben Jeapes

Originally posted on May 3, 2014 as a guest post on Jacey Bedford’s blog   I read Lois McMaster Bujold’s Barrayar series at various points over the 90s and 00s, out of order and out of sequence, which is easy … Continue reading

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