Browsing All posts tagged under »being a writer«

I Don’t Have Your Number But I’d Like To

April 10, 2014 by


I have a question. If you were on a sports team (any kind of sport you like — hockey, cricket, ping-pong…) and you had to wear a number, what number would you choose? And why? Rick: Thirty-three. And then while they’re frustrated wondering where the point three recurring is, I can score. Me: So you’re […]

I Am Funny, Damn It

April 8, 2014 by


Fragmented. That One Looks Familiar.

April 1, 2014 by



Outside the Box

March 25, 2014 by



Don’t Care. I’m a Bear.

March 18, 2014 by


I leave this here without comment.  

How Classical Ballads Were Written*

March 14, 2014 by


No tunes today. Today only this: * Not a joke. Pretty sure there’s a similar level of truthfulness at work here as there was in most of the traditional ballads written back in the day.  

Career Options

March 4, 2014 by


I’m not sure if it’s all artists or simply all children that possess this sort of moral ambiguity but it’s certainly an option I considered when I was young.  

Lying on the Floor and Bitching at the Ceiling is Part of my PROCESS

February 25, 2014 by


This is my motivational penguin (care of Chibird) because I am writing query letters and synopses at the moment and they make me crazy. Well. Crazier. I seriously seem to spend an equal amount of time trying to convince myself that the procrastination I am involved in is a perfectly valid part of the process […]

Keep Your Pants On

February 18, 2014 by


I don’t think the comma is unnecessary. I do think we could use less of them. Maybe a lot less. A bunch of them seem there for convention rather than because they affect comprehension. Punctuation should only exist to facilitate understanding. I think I’m feeling this issue a little more than is totally reasonable right […]

Balance is What Stops You Falling on Your Face, Right?

January 23, 2014 by


Okay, so this is embarrassing. One of the tabs I just finished dealing with. One of the ones that was open. Not re-opened from bookmarks or anything. One in my current ‘do something about this’ tab group. Was from 2 January 2013. Yes. When I said I hadn’t finished my admin stuff from the first […]


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