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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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First Chapter Checklist by Ed McDonald

The first chapter of your book needs to be a bit special. All of the chapters need to be special, but Chapter 1 needs to be extra special. This is your agent-catcher. It’s the chapter where you need to hook … Continue reading

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