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More of the Same but Different by Juliet E. McKenna

Where do we find something ‘the same but different’? This is what publishing is looking for, above all else. That’s what a commissioning editor from Pan Macmillan said, giving a talk at the very first mystery and crime weekend held … Continue reading

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Milford 2021 – a report by Liz Tuckwell

Milford 2020 was postponed due to COVID so, we’d all been waiting a year to attend. There were ten “old hands” and five newbies. Milford tries to keep five out of the fifteen slots for new writers every year. That … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021- Day 1 – by Jacey Bedford

At last we’re back in North Wales at the start of another Milford writers’ week. Along with so many other events Milford 2020 was cancelled, so we’re doubly pleased to be here. Our venue, Trigonos in the tiny village of … Continue reading

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Sherwood Smith answers six questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. Born in Los Angeles, California, studied in Austria for a year, degrees are in German and history. After a brief fling in the film industry, I was a teacher for twenty … Continue reading

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Writing in a Third Language by Rochita Ruiz

It’s been quite a hectic June-month as alongside my work as an independent creative, I worked on a science fiction story using Dutch as my writing language. When I was asked to do the story, I hesitated a bit as … Continue reading

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Heteronyms by Terry Jackman

“Zombies eat people”, or is that “Zombies, eat people”? Punctuation is bad enough, but the words…. 1 The bandage was wound around the wound. 2 The farm was used to produce several varieties of produce. 3 The rubbish tip was … Continue reading

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A New Writing Companion. Hint—It’s Not a Cat—by Sarah K Ellis

I was in the middle of a story about an A.I. of all things when the invite to test Sudowrite slid into my inbox. Sudowrite is a GPT-3 program, or a “deep-learning neural network” that generates text via algorithm. Think … Continue reading

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Kari Sperring Answers Six Questions

Tell us your biography in 3 sentences and fewer.I’m Coventry-Welsh (it’s a thing), but have lived a peripatetic life, moving around England, Wales and, for two years, Ireland so I’m never quite sure where I really come from, or who … Continue reading

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Sarah K Ellis answers six questions

Tell us your biography in three sentences or fewer. I grew up in Portland Oregon and, minus some years in Olympia and Southern California, have lived in Tokyo for most of my adult life.  How and when did you begin … Continue reading

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RESEARCHING HISTORY FOR FANTASY WRITERS by Dayle A Dermatis

What this? you ask. I’m writing fantasy. It’s a made-up world with magic, so I can do anything I want, right? I don’t need to know historical details. Yes, it’s your world, and you don’t have to have exact historically … Continue reading

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