Category Archives: Milford

How I Crit by Sue Thomason

The first thing I do is read through a piece “for fun”, as a story-reader. If I finish reading and think “Wow! How interesting! (and for an unfinished piece) “What happens next?” then I am happy to say that the … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: A Tiny Saga by Dr. Tiffani Angus

First posted posted on Tiffani Angus Blog in 2016 Because I am a lecturer in publishing and I teach creative writing, self-publishing often comes up in conversation in class. My only knowledge of it was from friends–their successes and failures–and … Continue reading

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Five Kinds of Aliens by Sue Thomason

Originally posted on the Milford blog on 18th July 2017. I think there are 5 kinds of aliens. The first kind are The Enemy. Their aim is to destroy our way of life. They come over here, they don’t speak … Continue reading

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Transparent Head Syndrome by Jim Anderson

First published on multijimbo, 2nd November 2019 I first learned about transparent head syndrome during a critique session at the Milford Science Fiction Writers Conference, though it is with some significant regret that I cannot remember who first used the … Continue reading

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Write What Someone Knows by Ben Jeapes

First posted on the Milford blog inMarch 2017 “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.” … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap: Communicating Information to Your Audience by Sam Tovey

As a writer, it can be frustrating to learn that the story in your head is not the same as the story your audience is reading on the page. Whether it’s a plot point, some description, a character motivation, or … Continue reading

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Two in a Row: Fantasycon and Bristolcon by Jacey Bedford

These are two of my favourite conventions, but unfortunately they fell on consecutive weekends this year, which made for a tiring ten days. I’m still recovering. Fantasycon, which I always think of as an ‘industry’ convention took place in Glasgow … Continue reading

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