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 / UK Visas and Immigration department licensed sponsor processing UK work permits (Certificates of Sponsorship).

Sherwood Smith answers six questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Born in Los Angeles, California, studied in Austria for a year, degrees are in German and history. After a brief fling in the film industry, I was a teacher for twenty … Continue reading

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Writing in a Third Language by Rochita Ruiz

It’s been quite a hectic June-month as alongside my work as an independent creative, I worked on a science fiction story using Dutch as my writing language. When I was asked to do the story, I hesitated a bit as … Continue reading

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Heteronyms by Terry Jackman

“Zombies eat people”, or is that “Zombies, eat people”? Punctuation is bad enough, but the words…. 1 The bandage was wound around the wound. 2 The farm was used to produce several varieties of produce. 3 The rubbish tip was … Continue reading

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A New Writing Companion. Hint—It’s Not a Cat—by Sarah K Ellis

I was in the middle of a story about an A.I. of all things when the invite to test Sudowrite slid into my inbox. Sudowrite is a GPT-3 program, or a “deep-learning neural network” that generates text via algorithm. Think … Continue reading

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Writing the Other by Karen Brenchley

I’m very white. I grew up in Idaho and have lived for over thirty years in Silicon Valley, where my co-workers have been white or Asian of some variety (in all this time I’ve had maybe five Black male co-workers, … Continue reading

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Kari Sperring Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in 3 sentences and fewer.I’m Coventry-Welsh (it’s a thing), but have lived a peripatetic life, moving around England, Wales and, for two years, Ireland so I’m never quite sure where I really come from, or who … Continue reading

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Sarah K Ellis answers six questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I grew up in Portland Oregon and, minus some years in Olympia and Southern California, have lived in Tokyo for most of my adult life.  How and when did you begin … Continue reading

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Inspiration From the19th Century by Nancy Jane Moore

One of the reasons I avoided majoring in English when I was in college was that the department had draconian rules requiring you to take courses from many different periods. I had no objections to Shakespeare or Chaucer and was … Continue reading

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RESEARCHING HISTORY FOR FANTASY WRITERS by Dayle A Dermatis

What this? you ask. I’m writing fantasy. It’s a made-up world with magic, so I can do anything I want, right? I don’t need to know historical details. Yes, it’s your world, and you don’t have to have exact historically … Continue reading

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Liz Williams Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer.Born in the West of England where I now live. Have had a varied career, including witchcraft shop owner, SFF writer, college lecturer and international education administrator. Practising occultist. How and when … Continue reading

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