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You Can Do It – An author walks the Camino by Kari Sperring

I have to admit it; I’m concerned about Gaetan. Not worried, precisely — it’s not that strong a feeling — but I cannot but wonder. Did he make it all the way? Did he cope with the long slog up … Continue reading

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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When I was an unpublished author my single aim was to get a book published.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 #5

Jacey Bedford: Whoo-hoo! We’ve finished all the critiques. At the beginning of the week, when it all stretched before us, it seemed as though we had so much to get through, and now it’s all behind us. Where has the … 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

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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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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