Category Archives: reading

Spectres of Stories Past by Jim Anderson

Each time I sit down to put words to paper (literally or figuratively), and each time I sit down to plan a chapter or a story, I am haunted by the spectres of stories past, and sometimes I find that … Continue reading

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David Langford interviews Terry Pratchett: 1999 – A Langford Retrospective.

Terry Pratchett: 1999 A new Discworld novel from Terry Pratchett is always a major publishing event. The series shows no sign of faltering as its 24th novel, The Fifth Elephant, heads for the bookshops and – as always – the … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Writing Blogs

YOU ARE HERE: Milford SF Writers Blog If you haven’t already, click (right) to follow our blog. https://milfordsfwriters.wordpress.com/ 20 Authors Share Tips for Writing Love Scenes https://www.adweek.com/galleycat/20-authors-share-tips-for-writing-love-scenes/83730 Leigh Bardugo’s Writing Advice https://heartfullofbooks.com/2015/11/28/leigh-bardugos-writing-advice/ 5 Great Creative Writing Rips (Which I Never … Continue reading

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Higher Ground – A novice writer’s journey by David Allan

Step 1 Be a voracious reader. Easy! During the school holidays I paid two visits a week to the local library. Once I had exhausted the possibilities of the children’s section I was able to borrow more using my father’s … Continue reading

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Reading Projects – by Jim Anderson

In 2017 I set myself a project. I am one of those people who view the buying of books, the owning and collecting of books, and the reading of books to be separate albeit connected pleasures. And there were books … Continue reading

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Last Train – a short story by Jacey Bedford

It’s a freezing cold station on Christmas Eve. The platform is deserted, the ticket hall closed, the waiting room padlocked. My breath puffs clouds into the air in the flickering glare from the overhead light. I glance at the clock. … Continue reading

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Riding (and Writing) the Frontier by Laura Anne Gilman

Research – good, solid, grounding research -is essential for any book, but doubly so for a historical fantasy – and thrice that when you’re using extant and still in-use locations for your setting! The Devil’s West books are set in … Continue reading

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