Category Archives: science fiction

Who are we talking to? by Colin Brush

‘Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half’  John Wanamaker, US Postmaster General & marketing pioneer ‘It’s for everyone.’ I’ve heard these words from authors, agents and publishers too many times … Continue reading

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What’s the Story? by Colin Brush

The second in a series of how-to posts by Colin Brush ‘Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.’ TV review of The Wizard … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Book in a Few Words by Colin Brush

This is the beginning of a series of weekly how-to posts by Colin Brush. Follow this blog to get all the instalments. ‘If you think you have a book evolving, now is the time to write the flap copy – … Continue reading

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Dolly Garland – BAME SFF Award Finalist

When you try to be a professional writer and start sending things out in the world, one of the best ways to cope with rejections is to send things out and forget about them – because let’s face it, rejections … Continue reading

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Handy Habits by Ben Jeapes

Will it sound unbearably smug if I say that lockdown hasn’t really affected me? Apart from getting a new computer. Otherwise normal service has continued pretty well without interruption. I don’t want it to sound smug, because I know people … Continue reading

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Lockdown So Far by Mark Bilsborough

Things I’ve learned in lockdown so far: I can’t play the guitar, no matter how hard I try Dominic Cummings is making me very cross I should be writing, but I’m not. There are others, like I’ve learned how very … Continue reading

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Interview with Marion Pitman

Give us a short biography in three sentences or fewer. I grew up in north London, left school at 16, and started a second-hand book and bric a brac business. The shop and flat burned down in 2000, and I … Continue reading

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It would have been nice… by Jacey Bedford

This is the week we would have held our third Milford Writers’ Retreat at the wonderful Trigonos in North Wales. Sadly Coronavirus intervened. Trigonos is still closed as per government instructions. Had it been legal to run the week a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon – 30th May 2020

Jacey Bedford I watched the SpaceX terminated launch last Wednesday and then again the actual launch on Saturday – immediately followed by watching Apollo 11, the documentary using newly unearthed film footage and audio recordings. This was the (so far) … Continue reading

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Make Me Care by Sue Thomason

First posted 9th May 2017 Writer, I have just picked up your novel, and I’m reading the opening pages. I’ve opened the door of the mind-transporter; here comes my first glimpse of a whole new world. It looks good, and … Continue reading

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