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How (Not) to Write a Steampunk Novel by Gaie Sebold

Originally posted on May 20, 2014 on Jacey Bedford’s blog To start with, I didn’t actually really intend to write what ended up as a fantasy Victorian spy adventure, with a trickster heroine, set partly in 19th century Shanghai.  It … Continue reading

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Writing Under Fire by Gaie Sebold

No, I’m not. I don’t want to exaggerate.  I’m not crouched in the trenches scribbling a last note to a loved one on a scrap of torn paper bag while the mortars rain down around me. I am, however, trying … Continue reading

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Eastercon Roundup 2019

Here are comments and observations by a variety of writers in the Milford family. We had a Milford stand this year to promote upcoming events and the bursary for SF writers of colour.   Sue Oke says: This year’s Eastercon, … Continue reading

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Live Blog from Milford 2018

Jacey Bedford It’s my turn first because I look after this blog. We all arrived at Trigonos on Saturday, ready to start critiquing on Sunday. We are fifteen. We’ve all sent in our pieces for critique in advance and now, … Continue reading

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Making People In My Head – by Gaie Sebold

Someone asked me recently, “Which comes first for you, character or plot?” “Oh, character,” I said. “Character every time.” And having said it, I realised that it might be generally true – at least, where novels are concerned – but … Continue reading

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