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Cherith Baldry Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I was born in Lancaster and studied at Manchester University and St Anne’s College, Oxford. For many years I worked as a teacher, including a spell as lecturer at Fourah Bay … Continue reading

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Schenectady – a short story by David Gullen

The air was wet with the promise of rain, yet it would not rain. Vernon could smell it as he walked across the lawn of his garden. His rather nice garden. Underneath that promise was another, a salt tang, a … Continue reading

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Strawberries in the Snow – a short story by Sandra Unerman

First published in Three Drops from the Cauldron, December 2016.All rights remain with the author I’ve eaten true winter strawberries. Not the tasteless kind you can buy in a supermarket but true, wild strawberries dug from under the snow in … Continue reading

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My Writing by Wenonah Lyon

Since my last Milford attendance, I’ve retired and spent more time writing. I have had short fiction and poetry accepted by online and print publications. (A partial list is available on my website at http://www.wenonahlyon.com)  I have two hobbies: writing … 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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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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