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Ben Jeapes Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Born the day after “The Web Planet” was shown on TV and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” was at number one. Descendant of warriors, slavers and opium traders. Have lived in … Continue reading

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The Problem with Prologues by Guy T Martland

At the time of writing this, I’m currently editing a novel for the nth time. In doing so, I’ve realised that the prologue has been removed and inserted as many times as I care to remember. This got me thinking … Continue reading

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Twelve Ways To Be Better at Writing by David Gullen

I believe there are only two rules of writing, true rules that are unbreakable in the same way ‘Ye canna break the laws of physics’. (Except with the laws of Physics  we’re still not sure whether we have the full … Continue reading

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Milford 2020 Cancellation

This slot on the Milford blog is usually reserved for live blogging from the actual Milford event. I chase everyone around with a laptop and get them to write a paragraph or three about their experience of Milford while they’re … Continue reading

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Dolly Garland – BAME SFF Award Finalist

When you try to be a professional writer and start sending things out in the world, one of the best ways to cope with rejections is to send things out and forget about them – because let’s face it, rejections … Continue reading

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The Art and Craft of Critique

Jacey Bedford The Milford Conference each September is a full week of peer-to-peer critiquing. Fifteen writers sit down each afternoon to critique each other’s work, but always with the aim of helping the writer to improve what’s on the page. … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford #7

Thursday 19th September Jacey Bedford Today was our last day of formal critiquing. The week has gone well. Submissions were all high standard and so were the critiques. My story was last up and I received enormously helpful feedback. This … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford #6

Wednesday 18th September Jacey Bedford Tina arrived last night, only able to take part in the last part of the week due to unusual circumstances, so now we have our full fifteen writers. We might have cracked a bottle of … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford #5

Jacey Bedford Five of us ended up going to Caernarfon this morning. Liz Williams drove, Russell Smith snagged the front passenger seat. Karri Sperring, Victor Ocampo and I squished into the back seat. The weather was lovely, and Caernarfon was … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford #3

Jacey Bedford It’s Monday, but somehow it feels like Wednesday. Time doesn’t run quite straight here. Timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly and all that. I’m preparing for another afternoon of critiquing. Four crits to deliver. I’ve read and critted all the pieces, but … Continue reading

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