Category Archives: writing

Creating Aliens by Deborah Walker

When I first started writing, I read Orson Scott Card’s advice about creating aliens in How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy. Card discusses developing the evolution of the distinct biology of an alien species, and how that imagined evolutionary process informs … Continue reading

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The Milford Write Up for 2017

Contributors: Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Dolly Garland, Mark Isles and Steph Bianchini Setting: Trigonos Centre, Nantlle Valley, Wales In the beautiful Trigonos centre, under the cover of clouds and rains and occasional bursts of sunshine, fifteen writers gathered together for one … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford: Friday 15th September – 5.30 p.m.

Jacey Bedford This will probably be my last live blog from Milford for this year. The hard work is over. Today we’ve been to Caernarfon for a mooch around the castle and lunch at the Anglesea Arms. Though the weather … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford: Thursday 14th September – 10.00 p.m.

Liz Williams We are now well into the Writers’ Tears whisky, having just gone through the Milford Marketing Meeting. Where to send your precious piece? What to do? What to write next? The Milford MM collective hive mind will tell … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford: Thursday 14th September – 6.30 p.m.

Jacey Bedford The last day of Milford crits has arrived. We sit around the crit room with horizontal rain blowing across the wild Welsh hills outside. Five more stories to crit today. Vaughn Stanger’s story is up first. It’s a … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford: Wednesday 13th September – 10.30 p.m.

Jacey Bedford Not much time for blogging today with five pieces to critique this afternoon and the Milford AGM after dinner which then devolved into a general conversation and, later, finished up with four of us diehards in the library … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford: Wednesday 13th September – 9.30 a.m.

Jacey Bedford One day slides into the next… and suddenly it’s Wednesday. How did that happen? Yesterday we reached the halfway point on crits, so we have only another two days to go, another ten pieces to crit, with sixteen … Continue reading

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