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Writing To Live

Writing To Live

I was getting the itch to write the other day. I always get it at inconvenient times, like during exams or when my hands are not physically working or, like now, when I have three essays due in the space of a week and my shoulder is in spasm so I can’t lift my left arm or turn my head properly without severe pain. It creeps up on me and it can’t be ignored, because it takes over my thoughts…

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2014 Is Behind, The Year Ahead…

2014 Is Behind, The Year Ahead…

I have a difficult relationship with New Year’s Resolutions. On the one hand, I think it’s great to take a long, hard look at your life and think, “What can I do better this year? How can I be a better person?” On the other hand, they’re overwhelmingly unsuccessful, and besides, I firmly believe that you should make resolutions as and when you feel the need for change, and not wait around for some arbitrary point on the calendar. Add…

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Quantifying Happiness

Quantifying Happiness

A few days ago I was feeling fairly low and miserable, so I asked my Facebook friends to tell me the best thing that had happened to them recently. I wanted to hear their happy stories, to prove that the world isn’t awful. I’m an odd duck. I like creepy reworkings of children’s stories, dark fairytales, and generally thrive on the kind of books that don’t have happy endings — at least not for everyone. Yet at the same time,…

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Little Pieces Of Peace

Little Pieces Of Peace

A quick note before I start the post proper. I’ve noticed my stats have been steadily declining in recent weeks, and I’m aware that there have been technical problems (subscriptions failing to send; moving my blog etc), so I’m not overly concerned about that. However, I’m figuring out a sort of blog schedule in order to blog more consistently, which you may notice soon. In addition, if you’ve any comments on how I could improve my blog or what I’ve…

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On Late Night Conversations And Friendship

On Late Night Conversations And Friendship

Some days you have a bad day, and everything’s going wrong. There’s one person you can phone, or email, or go to their house and talk to them about it. Sometimes, that person isn’t the person that perhaps it was a month ago, and you feel kind of guilty. It’s not that you’re not friends with the other person any more but you’ve found someone else who understands you better… Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning, I spent a long time…

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A New Favourite Song

A New Favourite Song

Thanks to my sister trying desperately to introduce me to new music, I have a new favourite song. And so here it is … and I reckon it kind of sums up my last post as well. Frank Turner – “Long Live The Queen” I was sipping on a Whiskey when I got the call Yeah my friend Lex was lying in the hospital She’d been pretty sick for about half a year But it seems liked this time the…

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“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

As posted on Protagonize on Saturday 27th November. (click link to read original) Hi. I’m Jonty Stern and I’ll be interviewing delorfinde, whom I believed to be the most prolific writer here on Protagonize until she humbly corrected me. (She’s still the second most, though!) You can check out delorfinde’s profile here: http://www.protagonize.com/author/delorfinde This interview was conducted in November 2010. 1) I think I’m right in saying you’ve written more than anybody else during the time you’ve been on this…

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