Category Archives: fantasy

Revving Up to Publication Day by Jacey Bedford

When I was an unpublished author my single aim was to get a book published. Then it happened. I sold my first book to DAW in 2013 for publication in 2014. That was Empire of Dust. There have been five … Continue reading

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More of the Same but Different by Juliet E. McKenna

Where do we find something ‘the same but different’? This is what publishing is looking for, above all else. That’s what a commissioning editor from Pan Macmillan said, giving a talk at the very first mystery and crime weekend held … Continue reading

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Milford 2021 – a report by Liz Tuckwell

Milford 2020 was postponed due to COVID so, we’d all been waiting a year to attend. There were ten “old hands” and five newbies. Milford tries to keep five out of the fifteen slots for new writers every year. That … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #4

Jim Anderson took a great photo this morning of the sun rising over the Nantlle ridge. Mount Snowdon is centre back in the far distance. It’s the first time this week that it hasn’t been obscured by clouds. Here are … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #3

Jacey Bedford: It’s been a good day. The sun came out, and Trigonos looked lovely. The clouds lifted and we could see Mount Snowdon along the Nantlle Valley. This morning I wrote 1000 words on what is about to turn … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #2

Here are today’s sayings, taken out of context. I used Matt’s snotty napkin. My devil worship lore is rather flimsy. I don’t know why Eric hides a turnip. I was thinking, ‘Doesn’t he want his turnip. What’s going on?’ I … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #2

Jim Anderson The critique sessions are going very well, and one thing I’m always reminded of is how differently people read stories. We go around our circle, and each of us brings to the critique, the conversation something about the … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021- Day 1 – by Jacey Bedford

At last we’re back in North Wales at the start of another Milford writers’ week. Along with so many other events Milford 2020 was cancelled, so we’re doubly pleased to be here. Our venue, Trigonos in the tiny village of … Continue reading

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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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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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