Category Archives: science fiction

Response to a Flashy Challenge by Jim Anderson

So this past weekend (7 and 8 April), I’ve been taking part in Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Flash Fiction 2018.  On the Saturday morning, I was given the title for the story I would write (Fully Immersed), along with a line … Continue reading

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A Wild Tomorrow? by Matt Colborn

“If I were to write a new dream of the future it would…still be a dream and picture of the human race in its forest period.”  So wrote the naturalist W.H. Hudson, discussing his far future utopia The Crystal Age … Continue reading

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Imprecise Words and Their Allies by David Gullen

I have fulminated about this at least once before. I’ve been doing a fair amount of critical reading recently and while my opinions on many things have changed over the years the ways some words are used still bug me … Continue reading

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Are You a Plotter, a Pantser — or a Puzzler? By Ruth Nestvold

Most writers have heard the question before: “Are you a plotter, or are you a pantser?” In other words, do you do a lot of outlining and planning before you start writing (plotters), or do you dive into a project … Continue reading

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Book Release Blog Tours by Mark Iles

I’ve been involved in blog tours for a number of years and found that in many cases there’s a confusion between this and the press release. The simple differences are that in a blog tour each posting needs to be … Continue reading

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Milford Writers’ Retreat Retrospective – by Jacey Bedford

Compare and contrast First we had susnshine And then like the rest of the country, we had snow. In fact we were subjected to the storm that became known as The Beast From the East. Gale force winds combined with … Continue reading

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Milford Writers’ Retreat 2018 – by Jacey Bedford

The Milford committee has kicked around the idea of a writers’ retreat before, but this year we finally got around to organising one when we received an email from Trigonos advertising their spare winter dates. There was an enticing six … Continue reading

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