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Tell me I’m nuts

Okay, so I've been slightly offline lately. I'm not, really. I just started a publishing agency in defiance of anything resembling sense. I'm aiming to have my first book - a non-fiction book, no less - up on Amazon by the end of the month. I'm hoping to write a book...

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A Failure of Communication

Being in the web design business, and being connected to a number of freelancers and entrepreneurs, I get quite a few interesting articles in my email inbox most days. Sometimes I go read them, if I have the time, but this gem showed up this morning and the title...

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Far Away

I haven't really been homesick since getting to Vancouver. Today, though - today is St. Patrick's Day, when everyone pretends to be Irish. The actual Irish don't much notice, apart from having another excuse to have a party, really. It's a kitschy, stupid holiday that...

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What I’m up to

I didn't finish Nanowrimo, in case you're wondering. I'll still upload chapters of Winterlight, but it'll be at a much lower rate. My web design business is taking off, and I'm up to my eyeballs in work. So that's great, and I love being busy, but it cuts into my...

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Sick as a dog

What the does that phrase even mean... I feel sick. I think I've managed to contract conjunctivitis or something because one of my eyes hurts quite a lot, and staring at a computer screen for hours is not good for that. So, I'm going to lie down and feel sorry for...

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The Death of Google Reader

It's happened. Google has axed the Reader that has been a part of my life for years. It was clean, slick, and had just enough sharing functionality that I felt connected but not overwhelmed. I thought Google+ was a good idea, true. It's a social network that looks a...

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Self-Publishing a Go Go

Yes, I'm still humming and hawing over this. Self-publishing versus mainstream, which should I choose? Could I get a book deal? Is it worth my while? Do I have the time and energy to handle all the levels of insanity of self-publishing? I don't know, honestly. At one...

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NaNoWriMo

It's that time of year again... National Novel Writing Month starts in November. Am I participating, I hear you ask? Am I ever. I always participate in some way. I work best when put under the most ridiculous deadlines on earth, and they don't get much more extreme...

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The creative process

A few days ago, I realised that I have to rewrite roughly a third of the Novel. Most of the middle section is flawed, to the point where I don't know what else to do with it. Yeah, it's irritating. It's not enough to have written a book - the book is a product, and...

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Inspiration

I seem to be posting a lot lately, go figure. Writers get ideas out of everywhere and nowhere. The sound of a car in the street in the evening. A news story. The smell of bread. In the course of things, we turn ideas into stories that may or may not be available to...

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Another story up

I've added another story to my Writing page - something I wrote a while ago that started life as a comic script, and then I rewrote it as prose or whatever. I've broken it up into six easy to read parts with links in-between. I've realised that I seem to write a lot...

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