Author Archives: Jacey Bedford

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (www.jaceybedford.co.uk), the secretary of Milford SF Writers (www.milfordSF.co.uk), a singer (www.artisan-harmony.com) and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (www.jacey-bedford.com). She's also a Home Office / Border Agency licensed sponsor processing UK work permits (Certificate of Sponsorship).

I don’t know what colour the wallpaper is – by Marion Pitman

I don’t know what colour the wallpaper is, or what flowers are growing in the garden. I only work out with an enormous effort what season it is, what the weather is doing, what day of the week it is. … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, Milford, reading, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Milford Writers of Colour Bursary Awards

We are delighted to announce that the two bursary places for the 2017 Milford have been awarded to… <drum roll> Suyi Davies Okungbowa from Lagos, Nigeria, and Dolly Garland from London, UK. We’re looking forward to seeing them both in … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, Milford, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Write What Someone Knows by Ben Jeapes

“Bad books on writing tell you to “WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW”, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.” – Joe Haldeman And yet Joe Haldeman’s novel … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Why Fiction Matters By Nancy Jane Moore

I’ve had several conversations with fiction writers lately on what we should be doing about climate change, the U.S. election, and other important concerns of the day. My immediate response was that now, more than ever, we should write stories. … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, Milford, reading, science fiction, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Confession of a Museum Bunny by Deborah Walker

Ideas for my stories come to me in museums, in galleries, in libraries. Find me upstairs (and it’s always quieter upstairs) in the British Museum trawling the past looking for future inspiration. Old books, paintings, objects are part of our … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, Milford, reading, science fiction, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

From the Shallows to the Depths by Matt Colborn

Writers need social media, right? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat…. Conventional wisdom says that an active presence on these platforms is essential. Writers who don’t tweet like budgerigars, the argument goes, will wither and die, and flop to the bottom of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Funding for Writers of Colour to Attend Milford SF in 2017 – Applications Invited Now.

FUNDED PLACES FOR TWO SF WRITERS OF COLOUR (BME) AT THE 2017 MILFORD SF WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 9th to 16th September 2017 Applications remain open until the end of February 2017 Successful applicants will be notified in March 2017 Download information … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, Milford, science fiction, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments