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Milford Goes to Dublin Worldcon 2019 by Jacey Bedford

This was my third Worldcon. I attended in 2014 in London, and 2017 in Helsinki. Worldcon is BIG, with thousands of fans, authors, publishers and industry professionals and an enormous choice of panels, events, readings, kaffeeklatsches, signings, book launches, and, … Continue reading

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Write-a-Thons by Karen Brenchley

So I’ve been to Milford twice (2007, 2010), I’ve sold a few stories both by myself and with a partner, I belong to a professional writing critique group that contains people who have published multiple novels (some best selling), and … Continue reading

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Milford Retrospective by Jacey Bedford

I was hoping I’d have had a Milford report from one of the report volunteers, always one (or several) of the Milford newbies, but they haven’t arrived yet, so here are my impressions of Milford 2018. Wet, wet, wet! (And … Continue reading

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Milford Writers’ Retreat 2018 – by Jacey Bedford

The Milford committee has kicked around the idea of a writers’ retreat before, but this year we finally got around to organising one when we received an email from Trigonos advertising their spare winter dates. There was an enticing six … Continue reading

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Four things I learned from going to Milford by Al Robertson

Over the years, I’ve had a wonderful run of Milfords; I was lucky enough to read and critique some excellent stories, and to have my own stories deftly critiqued by a wide range of knowledgeable, thoughtful readers. I learned some … Continue reading

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Research for Genre Fiction: by Sandra Unerman

If you write fantasy or science fiction, what kind of research do you need to do and why? I write historical fantasy, where the story is set in the cracks between what we know of the past. Some of my … Continue reading

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Exploring a House of Unlit Rooms by Jim Anderson

One of the things I find most fascinating about the writing I do is how different it is from my day job. In my day job, I’m a mathematician. In my day job, I take a question, a strange little idea, … Continue reading

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The Milford Write Up for 2017

Contributors: Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Dolly Garland, Mark Isles and Steph Bianchini Setting: Trigonos Centre, Nantlle Valley, Wales In the beautiful Trigonos centre, under the cover of clouds and rains and occasional bursts of sunshine, fifteen writers gathered together for one … Continue reading

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Live blogging from Milford 2017: Monday 11th September – 11.55 a.m.

Jacey Bedford Writes: Milford is here again. The week in September when 15 writers of science fiction and fantasy gather in a not-so-secret location in Wild Welsh Wales to eat chocolate and critique each others’ pieces of fiction. North Wales … Continue reading

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Helsinki Worldcon 1 by Val Nolan

WorldCon 75 was my second time attending the World Science Fiction Convention (the first was in London three years ago) and it was both a terrific con and a wonderful opportunity to explore a fantastic city. Helsinki is a beautiful, … Continue reading

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