Category Archives: fantasy

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

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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

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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

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Unforeseen Consequences by Sandra Unerman

If I hadn’t been to Milford, I might never have become an MA. When I retired after thirty-four years as a Government lawyer, I wanted to work hard at my writing of fiction, as I’d not had the time or … Continue reading

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Twenty Random Book Suggestions

At this year’s Milford we talked–a lot. Most of the talk was about writing, but, of course, you can’t really talk about writing without also talking about books. Here’s a random selection of books recommended from one writer to another. … Continue reading

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Alistair Rennie – Attending Milford 2006

I attended Milford shortly after my first publication came out in John Klima’s now legendary “Electric Velocipede”. This was in 2006, a year when things, in writing terms, started happening for me. Foremost among these was Milford. I submitted the … Continue reading

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Making People In My Head – by Gaie Sebold

Someone asked me recently, “Which comes first for you, character or plot?” “Oh, character,” I said. “Character every time.” And having said it, I realised that it might be generally true – at least, where novels are concerned – but … Continue reading

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