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It would have been nice… by Jacey Bedford

This is the week we would have held our third Milford Writers’ Retreat at the wonderful Trigonos in North Wales. Sadly Coronavirus intervened. Trigonos is still closed as per government instructions. Had it been legal to run the week a … Continue reading

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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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So What Has Milford Ever Done for Me? by Jacey Bedford

My new book is out today! Hang on, let me say that again, because it never gets old. My new book – my fourth – is out today, 3rd January 2017. For the longest time I worried that I would … Continue reading

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