Category Archives: Milford

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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