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April 24, 2014 at 8:38am
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Owner of a Broken Heart…

Owner of a Broken Heart…

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Don’t lie. I know those of you who are of a certain age immediately started humming under your breath when the title of this blog post kaboomed across your field of vision.

Or, if you didn’t, you seriously need to brush up on your 1980s prog rock. Like, seriously.

In any case, today’s blog post isn’t really about broken and/or lonely hearts, or even about the blessed 1980s.…

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12 Tips on Revision  →


1. Cut 10-20% of your words to make your manuscript sharper.

2. Write as much as possible in scene, with dialog.

3. Make sure you begin your novel with the character’s name and gender clearly described, and by the end of the first chapter, you should know what the character wants.

4. Find a way…

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"You’ve been studying a lot"

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Clustermagazine,  Beautiful places abandoned

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Mya Gosling and her succinct Shakespeare comics “In 3 Panels”. Achingly simple, these short comic strips provide a concise beginning-middle-end guide to many of Shakespeare’s classic and obscure works.

More here: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/shakespeare-summarised-in-short-comics

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April 23, 2014 at 8:47am
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plastic  ::  verdant  ::  gingham  ::  lighthouse  ::  bathe   The Sleeper The wind rippled…

plastic  ::  verdant  ::  gingham  ::  lighthouse  ::  bathe

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The Sleeper

The wind rippled across the surface of the rain-sodden plastic, lifting it into sharp-edged waves. It crackled and snapped, spitting water up at me like it was angry. It was like an animal protecting its young.

‘Between me and you,’ said Brennan, ‘d’you think this is it?’ He didn’t look at me. He…

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April 22, 2014 at 9:22am
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Recently, I was in the company of one of my best friends, a woman for whom I have the highest affection and regard. Her intelligence, work ethic and determination leave me in the shade, and her accomplishments, both personally and professionally, are many. We sat, and we talked, and we shared many things that day, but among them was a deep and painful thing, a secret that we’ve both been…

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April 21, 2014 at 9:51am
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Eine Kleine Tagmusik

It’s a Bank Holiday, and the sun (the actual sun! Accept no substitutes!) is merrily flowing forth upon the spume-bespattered pebble that is my country. Not only has my brain short-circuited from all the light, but I’m feeling an irresistible urge to get my rickety old bones out into it; accordingly, the following Public Service Announcement will have to do for a blog post today:


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April 19, 2014 at 6:54pm
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Bestie and Wackadoodle Are Now Words in the Oxford English Dictionary | Buzzfeed →

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here we have hot dad ben c going to go to the home depot to buy a grill so he can entertain the neighbours

It has to be done. The forearms! The actual *forearms*! Fngh…


here we have hot dad ben c going to go to the home depot to buy a grill so he can entertain the neighbours

It has to be done. The forearms! The actual *forearms*! Fngh…

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