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It’s the Best Novel I’ve Ever Written by Gus Smith

I recently came across my very first novel, buried away in the bottom of a drawer, 179 pages of badly-typed foolscap. It’s called And We Shall be Changed, and the page after the title page carries a quote from Ovid’s … Continue reading

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Things I Didn’t Know When I Started to Write a Trilogy – by Jacey Bedford

Nimbus, the third book in my Psi-Tech trilogy is out today. Let me say that again because I only have twenty four hours to keep repeating is and it’s one of those phrases that doesn’t get old. Nimbus, the third … Continue reading

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Creating Aliens by Deborah Walker

When I first started writing, I read Orson Scott Card’s advice about creating aliens in How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy. Card discusses developing the evolution of the distinct biology of an alien species, and how that imagined evolutionary process informs … Continue reading

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The Milford Write Up for 2017

Contributors: Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Dolly Garland, Mark Isles and Steph Bianchini Setting: Trigonos Centre, Nantlle Valley, Wales In the beautiful Trigonos centre, under the cover of clouds and rains and occasional bursts of sunshine, fifteen writers gathered together for one … Continue reading

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Live blogging from Milford 2017: Monday 11th September – 9.00 p.m.

Suyi Davies Okungbowa Day two starts off colder than days one and zero: I end up in a beanie and scarf amidst my layers, and a note to self never to take my weather app for granted anymore. Lagos is … Continue reading

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Live blogging from Milford 2017: Monday 11th September – 19.00

Jacey Bedford My first crit session of the week went well. This was my revised opening of The Amber Crown, set in an analogue of the Baltic States around the middle of the seventeenth century. I’m working on a revision … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Milford 2017: Monday 11th September – 12.59 p.m.

Liz Williams Live blogging IN THE RAIN because this is Wales and so it’s wet. Someone has stolen the mountains and may or may not return them before nightfall. We’re now on Day 2 of the workshop, working hard and … Continue reading

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