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How I Crit by Sue Thomason

The first thing I do is read through a piece “for fun”, as a story-reader. If I finish reading and think “Wow! How interesting! (and for an unfinished piece) “What happens next?” then I am happy to say that the … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: A Tiny Saga by Dr. Tiffani Angus

First posted posted on Tiffani Angus Blog in 2016 Because I am a lecturer in publishing and I teach creative writing, self-publishing often comes up in conversation in class. My only knowledge of it was from friends–their successes and failures–and … Continue reading

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Five Kinds of Aliens by Sue Thomason

Originally posted on the Milford blog on 18th July 2017. I think there are 5 kinds of aliens. The first kind are The Enemy. Their aim is to destroy our way of life. They come over here, they don’t speak … Continue reading

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SF, Fantasy and Horror films to look forward to in 2020 by Jacey Bedford

2019 was a mixed bag of SF and fantasy movies. I saw 24 movies in total – a little lower than my usual 30 –  but only 14 of them were genre – and that’s counting Dumbo, Toy Story 4 … Continue reading

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Happy Happy!

The Milford committee sends all good wishes to you and yours this holiday season, however you celebrate and wherever you celebrate and whoever you celebrate with. The light is returning and we hope the coming year brings health, happiness,  and … Continue reading

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Transparent Head Syndrome by Jim Anderson

First published on multijimbo, 2nd November 2019 I first learned about transparent head syndrome during a critique session at the Milford Science Fiction Writers Conference, though it is with some significant regret that I cannot remember who first used the … Continue reading

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Write What Someone Knows by Ben Jeapes

First posted on the Milford blog inMarch 2017 “Bad books on writing tell you to “WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW”, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.” … Continue reading

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