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Milford at Fifty: Milford One -1972 and Beyond – A Retrospective by David Redd

From David Redd’s Milford retrospective (website) and comments from his 2019 interview in SF Magazines. Milford 1972 attendeesMark Adlard * Brian Aldiss * James Blish * John Brunner * Kenneth Bulmer * Richard Cowper * Judith Anne Lawrence (Judy Blish) … Continue reading

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Milford Writers’ Retreat by Jacey Bedford

I’m at Trigonos for the Milford Writers’ Retreat, a full week of being closeted with my laptop in a quiet room (with a good view) and the company of nine other writers at meal times and in the library after … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty by David Gullen

Like many people I came to my first Milford with feelings of excitement and fear. I was not disappointed. My novel opening, which I had worked on so hard, was critiqued with attention to detail and the eye of experience. … Continue reading

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Wyldblood Press by Mark Bilsborough

So I’m eighteen months in to my foolish and time-sucking venture, Wyldblood Press, and I’m still sane (or at least as sane as I was before). During that time we’ve published 58 stories in seven issue of Wyldblood Magazine, 82 … Continue reading

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Style Sheets by Jacey Bedford

Posted onOctober 6, 2020 byJacey Bedford Originally posted on February 7, 2017 by Jacey Bedford There’s a lot of information to keep in your head if you’re writing a book. There’s even more if you’re writing a trilogy or a … Continue reading

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Funded places for writers of colour to attend Milford SF in September 2022 – deadline approaching.

The deadline is 28th February 2022. Please reblog or distribute this information as widely as possible. Milford SF Writers’ Conference is offering two bursaries for self-identifying science fiction/fantasy writers of colour (BAME)  to attend the 2022 Milford SF Writers’ Conference … Continue reading

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Choices, Choices, Choices: The Growing World of Interactive Fiction by Trip Galey

Interactive stories—tales in which the reader makes choices and influences the direction the plot advances—are enjoying a bit of a renaissance at present. The Choose Your Own Adventure book series is reprinting old classics and adding new titles to its … Continue reading

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Emerald to Ice: Adventuring in Ecological Science Fiction by Matt Colborn

There’s a sequence in David Attenborough’s insect series, Life in the Undergrowth, when he describes the annual life cycle of the bumble bee. The story of the queen bee founding her nest after hibernation, raising a whole society, producing new … Continue reading

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Old Versions and New by Jim Anderson

At the most recent Milford workshop in September 2021, I brought a (heavily, wildly) reworked version of a story that I’d first brought to Milford in 2011. The core of the story is an idea that I’ve been struggling with, … Continue reading

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8) The Irresistible End by Colin Brush

The last instalment in Colin Brush’s series on how to write the perfect blurb for your book. ‘But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a … Continue reading

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