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NaNoWriMo and the Published Writer

A bunch of published writers undertook NaNoWriMo in November 2017. In some cases they were starting a project from scratch, in other cases pacing alongside NaNo to add 50k words to an ongoing project. Some completed 50k words in November, … Continue reading

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On Loving Speculative Fiction in Nigeria by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Before the start of each workday, I do at least thirty minutes of reading. I do this either on my commute (when I don’t drive), or in the car at the car park (when I do drive), or at my … Continue reading

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Heroic Factasy by Ben Jeapes

I don’t read much heroic fantasy, for various reasons. A good one is that it all comes in such fat multi-volume series that I simply don’t have the time. But a deeper, slightly more sneaking one is that, well, it’s … Continue reading

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Why Every Writer Should Join ALCS by David Gullen

ALCS, the UK Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, collects secondary royalties on behalf of writers for work published in the UK, and campaigns and lobbies on writers’ rights at national and international levels. The society is now in its 40th … Continue reading

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I never intended… by Vaughan Stanger

I never intended to write a series of science fiction stories about a robot butler called “Reeves”, but the tale of how it came about is, I suspect, emblematic of many a writer’s life. The original story, Writing on the … Continue reading

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Exploring a House of Unlit Rooms by Jim Anderson

One of the things I find most fascinating about the writing I do is how different it is from my day job. In my day job, I’m a mathematician. In my day job, I take a question, a strange little idea, … Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Book View Café anthology – By Nancy Jane Moore

I don’t think Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate, intended to encourage dissent when he sanctioned Senator Elizabeth Warren with the words, “She was warned. She was given an explanation.  Nevertheless, she persisted.” He probably thought … Continue reading

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