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Random Pics from Milford 2021 to Give You a Flavour of the Week

Can’t wait to go back there. We still have places for the writing retreat in May 2022. All places for the Milford critique week in September 2022 are booked up but we operate a waiting list system. We are now … Continue reading

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The Subtle (and Unsubtle) Art of Critiquing

At the end of August I did a post about the run up to Milford. It starts next Saturday so I’m deep into reading and critiquing the 23 pieces submitted by the fifteen attendees. I’m obviously not going to comment … Continue reading

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The run up to Milford.

I’m very busy with the day job this week. I’m a music booking agent for folk-type artists from a Canadian-Cowboy bluegrassy duo called Over the Moon, to a troupe of Zulu singers and dancers from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, called … Continue reading

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My Week at Milford

Many thanks to last week’s guest blogger Joshua Palmatier for doing a post for me while I was away at Milford SF Writers’ week in Snowdonia at the lovely Trigonos, Though they do have wi-fi there now, it tends to … Continue reading

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Discovering what I didn’t know I didn’t know.

I wrote my first two (unpublished) books on my trusty Amstrad PCW using Locoscript. I was fairly late to the computer party in general and email in particular (1996) but the internet was still young. Google didn’t exist. Wikipedia wasn’t … Continue reading

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Milford 2016

September is always a busy month. Milford takes up threequarters of it (with the prep, the actual event and the recovery time afterwards). I only had  four days at home before Fantasycon in Scarborough (see next post). So… Milford SF … Continue reading

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Another Successful Milford

September is the time of year when fifteen science fiction and fantasy writers put down their pens for the week and journey to the wilds of Wales to take part in Milford, or to give it its Sunday Best title: … Continue reading

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Milford Writers

I’ve just returned home from Milford Writers’ Conference after a gruelling week of reading, critting, eating, talking, drinking and laughing. If that doesn’t sound like hard work, try it some time. Milford is an intense experience. The reading workload this … Continue reading

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