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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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Spectres of Stories Past by Jim Anderson

Each time I sit down to put words to paper (literally or figuratively), and each time I sit down to plan a chapter or a story, I am haunted by the spectres of stories past, and sometimes I find that … Continue reading

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Higher Ground – A novice writer’s journey by David Allan

Step 1 Be a voracious reader. Easy! During the school holidays I paid two visits a week to the local library. Once I had exhausted the possibilities of the children’s section I was able to borrow more using my father’s … Continue reading

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