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A Culture Of Commenting 

A Culture Of Commenting 

While I was writing my last post I added links to a couple of old posts from 2012 and 2013, and out of interest decided to go back and read them. I was surprised when I did so to find that they had a lot of comments. Not, like, hundreds, but a decent collection — some of them replies turning into conversations, and others first-time readers popping in to give their thoughts. Over the past year or two I’ve really…

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Britishly Opinionated

Britishly Opinionated

An observation: I don’t have strong opinions about things. A second observation: I have strong opinions about a lot of things, and can seem very passionate about them, so that people call me ‘opinionated’. A third observation: somehow, both of these statements are true. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m British or whether it’s just me (a phrase that could sum up most of my life), but I don’t tend to exist at one end of a scale or…

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The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

I’ve been thinking a lot about worldbuilding recently, mostly on account of having broken the worldbuilding in The Moth Trilogy. Okay, so ‘broken’ seems an odd word to use, but basically I asked a few questions of myself and the whole thing fell apart, so I’m trying to rebuild from the bottom up, which is a slow and intense process. As a result, worldbuilding is something I’ve been paying attention to in everything I read, and recently I read Gullstruck…

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