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Of Course I Got It Right by Ben Jeapes

Everyone likes to be right. When that rightness can be traced back to luck and a bit of intuition – or, if you like, pure accident – then it’s even better. The contention of The New World Order, though its seventeenth … Continue reading

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Fifty Ways to say ‘Yes Sir!’ by Jaine Fenn.

I’m currently writing for video-games. That’s not the same as actually writing video-games – I’ll come on to that – but thanks to breaking into this interesting and lucrative field I am, for the first time in my life, making … Continue reading

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Five Kinds of Aliens by Sue Thomason

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 our language, they look funny, they take our jobs, they … Continue reading

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David Gullen Interviews Anna Jackson

Hello Anna. Thank you very much for agreeing to be interviewed for the Milford SF Blog. Please tell us about your current role.
I’m Senior Editor at the science fiction and fantasy imprint Orbit – part of Little, Brown Book Group. It’s my job to steer authors and their books right through from the initial commissioning stage to publication and beyond. Continue reading

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Why everyone should be a science fiction fan, by Ben Jeapes

Giles Coren’s first and so far only novel, Winkler, was published in 2005. He got a £30k advance, it was slated in reviews, it won a Bad Sex Award, and combined hardback and paperback sales barely nudged the 1000 mark. … Continue reading

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Stepping Over the Bones by Matt Colborn

The other day, seeking inspiration on the Internet, I came across the following: “There is no happily ever after in life, or in the career you’re building. There’s no gold medal. No end to the race. There is just the … Continue reading

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Pick and Mix Story Ideas

Contributors: Jim Anderson, Jacey Bedford, Karen Brenchley, Dave Gullen, Jackie Hatton, Terry Jackman, Ben Jeapes, Sue Thomason. (All picture prompt images (c) Jacey Bedford.) Readers often ask writers where they get their ideas from. Most writers have more ideas than … Continue reading

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