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Kari Sperring Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in 3 sentences and fewer.I’m Coventry-Welsh (it’s a thing), but have lived a peripatetic life, moving around England, Wales and, for two years, Ireland so I’m never quite sure where I really come from, or who … Continue reading

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Nisi Shawl Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Nisi Shawl was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and moved to Ann Arbor to drop out of the University of Michigan after learning to roll joints and read their poetry … Continue reading

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Six Questions answered by N.M. Browne

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I always wanted to be a writer, but did nothing about it for years Following a stint as a teacher, an MBA and a brief period as a marketing exec at … Continue reading

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Six Questions answered by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I’m Nigerian, but I’ve lived in three countries (probably will soon be living in my fourth). I’ve been writing since 2012 or thereabouts but didn’t start taking it seriously until about … Continue reading

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Why Stories? by Jim Anderson

I love to read, and not merely as a means of procrastination from the other things that need sometimes to get done.  And neither part of this, I know, is unique to me. But I’ve never ever explored the question, … Continue reading

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How I Crit by Sue Thomason

The first thing I do is read through a piece “for fun”, as a story-reader. If I finish reading and think “Wow! How interesting! (and for an unfinished piece) “What happens next?” then I am happy to say that the … Continue reading

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How I Crit – by John Moran

Milford 2019 begins on 14th September, so it seemed like a good time to ask several Milford ‘old hands’ how they tackled crtiquing a piece of fiction. This is what John Moran had to say… For me, critting depends a … Continue reading

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Books on Writing: What Writers Need (the Nitty-Gritty) by Tiffani Angus

I teach writing at the university level—BA, MA, and PhD. What this means is that in addition to my students having to write creatively they also have to write academically, usually in the form of an analysis of their creative … Continue reading

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Impossible Stories by Jim Anderson

I love reading stories about the impossible, and science fiction is full of them.  Faster than light travel is, as far as we currently know, an impossibility, but I don’t mind reading stories that use faster than light travel in … Continue reading

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Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by David Gullen

This one’s a bit of a ramble, but I get there. Almost all stories have beginnings, middles, and ends. Not necessarily in that order, and sometimes there are more than one of each. The vast majority of advice I ever … Continue reading

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