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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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4) Pitching your story’s emotional hook by Colin Brush

‘I never take on a client unless I can pitch their book in twelve words.’ UK literary agent The pitch is perhaps the most crucial aspect of understanding and selling your book. It is how you connect it to other … 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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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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David Gullen – The Girl From A Thousand Fathoms – Interview.

Milford: Your new book is called The Girl From A Thousand Fathoms. Give us a quick rundown. Dave: It’s a contemporary detective fantasy set partly in modern-day Brighton, and partly in ancient Babylon. Tim Wassiter, new-age private detective, uses magic … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap: Communicating Information to Your Audience by Sam Tovey

As a writer, it can be frustrating to learn that the story in your head is not the same as the story your audience is reading on the page. Whether it’s a plot point, some description, a character motivation, or … Continue reading

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Two in a Row: Fantasycon and Bristolcon by Jacey Bedford

These are two of my favourite conventions, but unfortunately they fell on consecutive weekends this year, which made for a tiring ten days. I’m still recovering. Fantasycon, which I always think of as an ‘industry’ convention took place in Glasgow … 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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The Milford Report, 2019, by Russell Smith

Good day, and welcome to a special edition of The Milford Report, covering the release of 15 authors on to a rural environment in north Wales with nothing but their wits, several bottles of booze and all the pesto they … Continue reading

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