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Why Fiction Matters By Nancy Jane Moore

I’ve had several conversations with fiction writers lately on what we should be doing about climate change, the U.S. election, and other important concerns of the day. My immediate response was that now, more than ever, we should write stories. … Continue reading

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Confession of a Museum Bunny by Deborah Walker

Ideas for my stories come to me in museums, in galleries, in libraries. Find me upstairs (and it’s always quieter upstairs) in the British Museum trawling the past looking for future inspiration. Old books, paintings, objects are part of our … Continue reading

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Funding for Writers of Colour to Attend Milford SF in 2017 – Applications Invited Now.

FUNDED PLACES FOR TWO SF WRITERS OF COLOUR (BME) AT THE 2017 MILFORD SF WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 9th to 16th September 2017 Applications remain open until the end of February 2017 Successful applicants will be notified in March 2017 Download information … Continue reading

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So What Has Milford Ever Done for Me? by Jacey Bedford

My new book is out today! Hang on, let me say that again, because it never gets old. My new book – my fourth – is out today, 3rd January 2017. For the longest time I worried that I would … Continue reading

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Alistair Rennie – Attending Milford 2006

I attended Milford shortly after my first publication came out in John Klima’s now legendary “Electric Velocipede”. This was in 2006, a year when things, in writing terms, started happening for me. Foremost among these was Milford. I submitted the … Continue reading

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Making People In My Head – by Gaie Sebold

Someone asked me recently, “Which comes first for you, character or plot?” “Oh, character,” I said. “Character every time.” And having said it, I realised that it might be generally true – at least, where novels are concerned – but … Continue reading

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How to Critique Effectively and Influence Your Fellow Writers – By Nancy Jane Moore

            My favorite writing workshop story comes from my time at Clarion West. We were critiquing a story of mine, and one of the students — let’s call him X — was ripping it to shreds. He got to the … Continue reading

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