Category Archives: writing

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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Juliet McKenna Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I was born in Lincoln and after my parents divorced, we moved to Dorset, so I don’t really feel I’m ‘from’ anywhere in particular. Myth, history and SF/Fantasy were always points … Continue reading

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Discovering what I didn’t know I didn’t know by Jacey Bedford

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Jacey Bedford I wrote my first two (still unpublished) books on my trusty Amstrad PCW using Locoscript. I was fairly late to the computer party in general and email in particular (1996) but the … Continue reading

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Cherith Baldry Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I was born in Lancaster and studied at Manchester University and St Anne’s College, Oxford. For many years I worked as a teacher, including a spell as lecturer at Fourah Bay … Continue reading

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