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Editing and Time Travel by Jacey Bedford

Editing one book while writing the first draft of the sequel is as close as I will ever come to time travel. But time travel I did, while working on the first two books of the Psi-Tech trilogy. My first … Continue reading

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Committing Trilogy by Jacey Bedford

Confession: I’ve committed trilogy. Twice. In all fairness I didn’t expect to write trilogies, though I hoped. When I sold Empire of Dust to DAW my original three book deal was for Empire, an unnamed sequel (which became Crossways) and … Continue reading

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That Difficult Second Novel by Jacey Bedford

First published on Jacey Bedford’s blog This blog post was written in November 2013, after I got my first three book deal from DAW, but before any of my books had been published. My first book, Empire of Dust, was … Continue reading

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Character self-determination by Jacey Bedford

First posted on March 30, 2014 by Jacey Bedford There’s one of those little graphics floating around Facebookthat says: Main Characters: You do everything you can to raise them right, and as soon as they hit the page they do … Continue reading

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Northwrite SF Writers Group by Jacey Bedford

Inspired by our enjoyment and appreciation of Milford’s annual conference and unable to sign up to a specialised SF critique group in our own area, a few writers based in the north of England decided to form a small critique … Continue reading

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Milford Writers’ Retreat 2018 – by Jacey Bedford

The Milford committee has kicked around the idea of a writers’ retreat before, but this year we finally got around to organising one when we received an email from Trigonos advertising their spare winter dates. There was an enticing six … Continue reading

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Introducing Scrivener for Novel Writers by Jacey Bedford

I love Scrivener with a deep love. Karen Traviss recommended it when I got my first three book deal back in 2013, and I thought I’d give it a try – after all there was a thirty day free trial … Continue reading

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