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Dolly Garland: Live Blogging from Milford Writing Retreat

Day 1 – May 6, 2019 It’s my first time at Milford’s writing retreat, but second time attending Milford altogether. My first was in 2017 when I won a bursary to attend the Milford conference. That experience was so productive … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Writing a Trilogy by Jacey Bedford

I never intended to commit trilogy, I sort of fell into it, and here I am, two published trilogies later. I wish I’d known at the outset what I learned while doing it. A little background: Having made the rookie … Continue reading

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Moving Goalposts by Juliet Kemp

At the start of each year, I set myself some aims for the next year; and this year, I want to publish more short stories. That, in turn, means that I need to write the stories, and then I need … 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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You Want Fries With That? by Alex Stewart

Though I’ve a couple of stand-alone novels out from Baen (Shooting the Rift, a wide screen space opera, and A Fistful of Elven Gold, which quite clearly isn’t), the vast majority of my twenty-something books to date have been tie-in … Continue reading

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Beginning at the Beginning by Jacey Bedford

I’ve always been particularly fascinated by book-beginnings. One of my favourite opening sentences is the one which opens John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids: When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts out by sounding like … Continue reading

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