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Internet Friendships

Internet Friendships

Over the last few days I had the chance to spend some time with Charley, my long-time internet friend and cowriter. We ‘met’ in 2009 on Protagonize.com, but didn’t actually meet in person until late 2012. Having recently moved back to the UK, it was a lot easier for Charley to come and stay with me than it has been over the last couple of years while she was in Germany, so she came for a couple of days. There’s…

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Flash Fiction, Saviour Of The Creativity

Flash Fiction, Saviour Of The Creativity

FLASH (FICTION) AAHHH-AHHHHHH — SAVIOUR OF THE CREATIVITY Not that I’m listening to Queen or anything. I’ve been reading considerably more than I’ve been writing recently, but I feel like that might be on the edge of changing. Bad timing, really, since I need to be working for my exams this summer and don’t have time to go delving into a novel, but it feels good to flex my writing muscles a bit. It’s still ages since I wrote any…

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Iron Cold

Iron Cold

A song/poem I wrote in my notebook earlier today. Let me know what you think! Write me a story, sing me a song Tell me it’s ending and we won’t be here long Watch the world burn as all right turns to wrong And hear the bells ring, hear the call of the gong. We ride through the night in the blackest shadows We’re tired and we bleed and everyone knows That we lost the fight with the dead when…

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Guest Post: Charley’s Hidden Words

Guest Post: Charley’s Hidden Words

Regular blog readers will have noticed one of my frequent commenters. She used to comment under the name of Spook, and now she’s Charley R, but whatever she’s known as, she’s still the same person! I met Spook, or Charley, on the writing website Protagonize in September of 2009. I joined at the beginning of August, she at the end, and through collaborating on a story entitled the Protagonize Bus, we became friends. We’ve got to the point where we trust…

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NaNoWriMo Fatigue

NaNoWriMo Fatigue

Later on I’ll be here to talk about search engine terms, as part of the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain. But for now I have a parody of Frank Turner’s Romantic Fatigue for all the NaNoists and Frank Turner fans out there. You can find the original song here. I have to admit that I am one of the many Who thought NaNoWriMo would win her a book deal My novelling years, they were a publishing drought And I…

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The Nights Draw In

The Nights Draw In

Sing a song of sixpence and wait to hear it rhyme, Taste the sour sweetness of a lemon and a lime, Dance for what they’ll give you and sing for what they won’t, But when they bid you go, I beg you make sure you don’t. Don’t play their game. I was taking part in the ‘Mini Saga Challenge’ on Protagonize, where you’re ‘tagged’ to write a 50-word chapter with a given title. I was given ‘Song of Sixpence’, and…

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Confessions and Tricks

Confessions and Tricks

Lately I’ve been doing whatever I can to get out of writing. This is bad. This is very bad, for several reasons. The first of these reasons is of course that writing is an outlet for all my frustration and confusion, and I’ve been very frustrated and confused recently, which is one of the reasons I haven’t been writing. However, my excuse for not using this outlet is that my current project, The Quiet Ones, doesn’t contain the same sort…

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Feather Pen Friday: Dun?

Feather Pen Friday: Dun?

Okay, so I think I’ve been reading the NaNoisms forum too much because I originally intended to call this post ‘Done?’. However I like the new version and have left it be. Well, a couple of days ago I finished the third book in my trilogy. It’s called Returning (the book, not the trilogy), although I’m probably going to change that name, and it’s finished. Hooray. Unfortunately, I began it while the second one was still a first draft –…

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Something Sunday: In a *month*

Something Sunday: In a *month*

I used to post on Protagonize every day, or nearly so. Once I posted, what, 26 pages in one day? But recently that quantity has been declining. Let me explain that Protagonize is the writing community that got me back into writing. I joined over two years ago and though my posting rate has decreased I still log on every day to keep in touch with the friends I’ve made there and to check for anything interesting :) Today, for…

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Feather Pen Friday: I called it Rory Williams for a reason.

Feather Pen Friday: I called it Rory Williams for a reason.

In Series 6 of the long-running BBC programme, Doctor Who, there’s this character, Rory Williams. Now the thing that’s unusual about Rory, apart from his liking for dressing up as a Roman and the fact that yeah, actually, he’s older than the Doctor … well, the thing is, he dies a lot. As does my computer. I have this habit of naming inanimate objects. Take my musical instruments: Kian, Gabriel and Linda, not to mention Mathew hanging around in the…

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