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A Weird Few Days

A Weird Few Days

Well, it’s been a weird few days. Firstly, I put Fleeting Ink on offer (it’s still free! Until Tuesday, I think, so if you haven’t nabbed it, now’s the time), and had a bunch of downloads. I mean, I don’t think it’s quite edged into double figures yet, but it’s the most interest anyone’s shown in my poetry in a couple of years, so that was exciting. Except it reminded me that I haven’t looked at these poems in… quite…

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Buy One Poetry Collection, Get One Free

Buy One Poetry Collection, Get One Free

I feel like it’s now been long enough since I published my poetry collections that most people forget they exist. That’s fair enough. I regularly forget that they exist, too. In the months after I first released Crossroads Poetry, I remember checking KDP every day to see if I’d sold another one, and being disappointed when a week or a month passed and I hadn’t, but those days are long gone. Honestly, I’m not sure I sold any last year…

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Disconnected Updates

Disconnected Updates

There’s a reason I don’t stick to a schedule on this blog. It’s not necessarily a lack of discipline — I do my best to stick to a Mon-Weds-Fri review schedule on my book blog and it’s reading the books in time that’s the hard part, not remembering to post, because I can always schedule things in advance. It’s just that sometimes there’s nothing to say. Enter me, this morning: Me, this morning: I should probably blog. It’s been a…

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Outside, Looking In

Outside, Looking In

Since actually participating in theatre turned out to be overwhelming in terms of time and energy required, I decided to take a different approach to participating in student life by … observing it. Which doesn’t necessarily sound like a form of participation, but it is. Hear me out. I discovered that by signing up to review student productions, I could get free tickets to various theatre things. This is a win-win scenario: I get to enjoy an evening out without…

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Sampling My Dragons

Sampling My Dragons

This is in many ways a housekeeping and updates post, but stay tuned. It might be interesting nonetheless. — First off, an update on what I like to call Operation ASNAC or, for those new to the blog, “a period of time in which Miriam attempts to pass her A-Levels”. Today I completed my first A2 exam — the French exam I sat a few weeks back was an AS resit. This was English Literature, which at 2 hours and…

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Wearing The Indie Cape (TCWT)

Wearing The Indie Cape (TCWT)

Sorry for posting late, guys. Hope you didn’t miss me too much.  (Also, you have no idea how many times I attempted to write / publish this post, only to be stymied by the computers crashing on me. Damn these school computers and their outdated Firefox…) This month’s Teens Can Write Too! prompt is part of our ‘month of the indie’ — celebrating self-published and small press authors. Therefore, we’ve been asked to “Choose one self-published book to read, then…

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Death And Musicals

Death And Musicals

As you will probably be aware if you follow me on Twitter, I’m currently at the Edinburgh Fringe – a festival with comedy, music, dance, theatre… the variety is quite overwhelming. When you arrive and see the brochure and have to decide what to get tickets for, it’s almost impossible to choose, especially as most things don’t have reviews yet. I don’t know as anyone who follows my blog is at the Fringe, but here are some responses to a…

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Shall I Compare Thee To … Stephen King?

Shall I Compare Thee To … Stephen King?

It’s always flattering, isn’t it – that one friend who loves your work no matter how crap it is. Sure it’s not all that helpful in the long run, but when you need a bit of an ego boost it’s kinda helpful. He’s read my book Watching, both the first draft and the fifth, so that’s an interesting experience in itself (they’re very different). I guess that means he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to my writing….

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