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Transparent Head Syndrome by Jim Anderson

First published on multijimbo, 2nd November 2019 I first learned about transparent head syndrome during a critique session at the Milford Science Fiction Writers Conference, though it is with some significant regret that I cannot remember who first used the … Continue reading

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Write What Someone Knows by Ben Jeapes

First posted on the Milford blog inMarch 2017 “Bad books on writing tell you to “WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW”, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.” … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap: Communicating Information to Your Audience by Sam Tovey

As a writer, it can be frustrating to learn that the story in your head is not the same as the story your audience is reading on the page. Whether it’s a plot point, some description, a character motivation, or … Continue reading

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Inspiration, by Nancy Jane Moore

Last fall, I saw that Locus was hosting a one-day master writing workshop in Oakland, California (where I live), with Kim Stanley Robinson and said to myself, “Hmm. Maybe I should do that.” And then didn’t do anything about it, … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Using Wordle to highlight overused words – by Jacey Bedford

Wordle used to be a web-based utility, a web toy that allowed you to paste in a piece of writing to make a word cloud. The more frequently a word appeared in your text, the bigger it appeared in the … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Writing Blogs

YOU ARE HERE: Milford SF Writers Blog If you haven’t already, click (right) to follow our blog. https://milfordsfwriters.wordpress.com/ 20 Authors Share Tips for Writing Love Scenes https://www.adweek.com/galleycat/20-authors-share-tips-for-writing-love-scenes/83730 Leigh Bardugo’s Writing Advice https://heartfullofbooks.com/2015/11/28/leigh-bardugos-writing-advice/ 5 Great Creative Writing Rips (Which I Never … Continue reading

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The Art of Writing Fight Scenes by Marie Brennan

So you’re working on a story, and it really ought to have a fight scene. But you’re sitting there thinking, “I’m not a martial artist! I’m not a member of the SCA! I have no idea how to fight!” Or … Continue reading

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