Category Archives: fantasy

The Art and Craft of Critique

Jacey Bedford The Milford Conference each September is a full week of peer-to-peer critiquing. Fifteen writers sit down each afternoon to critique each other’s work, but always with the aim of helping the writer to improve what’s on the page. … Continue reading

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How I Crit – by John Moran

For me, critting depends a lot on the thing being critted. I’ll tackle a piece of literary flash fiction differently from a romance novel and a romance novel differently from a hard science fiction story. More than anything else, I … Continue reading

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The Milford Report, 2019, by Russell Smith

Good day, and welcome to a special edition of The Milford Report, covering the release of 15 authors on to a rural environment in north Wales with nothing but their wits, several bottles of booze and all the pesto they … Continue reading

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Writing Under Fire by Gaie Sebold

No, I’m not. I don’t want to exaggerate.  I’m not crouched in the trenches scribbling a last note to a loved one on a scrap of torn paper bag while the mortars rain down around me. I am, however, trying … Continue reading

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Live blogging from Milford #8 and final.

Kari Sperring The beer is pink and tastes of strawberries. It’s almost enough to compensate for missing cake — and a trip round one of my favourite castles on a day with clear skies and fine views was definitely enough. … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford #7

Thursday 19th September Jacey Bedford Today was our last day of formal critiquing. The week has gone well. Submissions were all high standard and so were the critiques. My story was last up and I received enormously helpful feedback. This … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford #6

Wednesday 18th September Jacey Bedford Tina arrived last night, only able to take part in the last part of the week due to unusual circumstances, so now we have our full fifteen writers. We might have cracked a bottle of … Continue reading

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