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Who are we talking to? by Colin Brush

‘Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half’  John Wanamaker, US Postmaster General & marketing pioneer ‘It’s for everyone.’ I’ve heard these words from authors, agents and publishers too many times … Continue reading

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What’s the Story? by Colin Brush

The second in a series of how-to posts by Colin Brush ‘Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.’ TV review of The Wizard … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Book in a Few Words by Colin Brush

This is the beginning of a series of weekly how-to posts by Colin Brush. Follow this blog to get all the instalments. ‘If you think you have a book evolving, now is the time to write the flap copy – … Continue reading

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Dolly Garland – BAME SFF Award Finalist

When you try to be a professional writer and start sending things out in the world, one of the best ways to cope with rejections is to send things out and forget about them – because let’s face it, rejections … Continue reading

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Handy Habits by Ben Jeapes

Will it sound unbearably smug if I say that lockdown hasn’t really affected me? Apart from getting a new computer. Otherwise normal service has continued pretty well without interruption. I don’t want it to sound smug, because I know people … Continue reading

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Make Me Care by Sue Thomason

First posted 9th May 2017 Writer, I have just picked up your novel, and I’m reading the opening pages. I’ve opened the door of the mind-transporter; here comes my first glimpse of a whole new world. It looks good, and … Continue reading

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David Gullen – The Girl From A Thousand Fathoms – Interview.

Milford: Your new book is called The Girl From A Thousand Fathoms. Give us a quick rundown. Dave: It’s a contemporary detective fantasy set partly in modern-day Brighton, and partly in ancient Babylon. Tim Wassiter, new-age private detective, uses magic … Continue reading

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Liz Williams – Comet Weather – Interview

Milford: First of all, Liz, could you please give us a very quick introduction to Comet Weather. Liz: It’s the only novel I’ve ever written which is set in contemporary Britain. It’s set partly in Somerset, where I live, and … Continue reading

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Editing and Time Travel by Jacey Bedford

Editing one book while writing the first draft of the sequel is as close as I will ever come to time travel. But time travel I did, while working on the first two books of the Psi-Tech trilogy. My first … Continue reading

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Ten Easy Ways to Infuriate Your Editor by Terry Jackman

My own modest experiences of being edited, both long and short, has always been positive, usually enjoyable, so I can look back at them with some fondness. Then I got into editing, the other side of the table as it … Continue reading

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