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C.E. Medford

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Born in Queens, NYC, C.E. Medford spent her adolescent years in New Jersey before moving to Brooklyn Heights. In Brooklyn, she attended several writing workshops taught by Greg Lichtenberg. In 2001 she moved to London, England where she later completed an M.A. with honours in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. She currently resides in London with her husband and son. Magic America is her first published novel.

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C.E. Medford I don't really believe in it. I don't call out of my office and say I've got work-block of any other kind - so why should the creative side of my life…moreI don't really believe in it. I don't call out of my office and say I've got work-block of any other kind - so why should the creative side of my life suffer through my mood or state of mind? Sure, I recognize the difference between days when writing feels effortless and inspired and days when it is like running through waist-deep water, but I don't think there's anything to do but show up at the computer and put your hours in. (less)
C.E. Medford When the characters take on a life of their own. That, and having an alternate world running in my head that I can slip into whenever I like.…moreWhen the characters take on a life of their own. That, and having an alternate world running in my head that I can slip into whenever I like. (less)
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