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Pitch Wars And Walking Tours

Pitch Wars And Walking Tours

Quite often, when I don’t blog for a while it’s because I haven’t got anything to say. On this occasion it’s the opposite — it’s been a busy couple of weeks, as people who follow me on Twitter will have noticed, and I’ve been away from my computer enough that I haven’t been able to blog. So I’m sorry about that! First of all, I entered Pitch Wars. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry — neither had I…

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Expectations And Realism

Expectations And Realism

I passed 25k for NaNoWriMo this morning. I probably should have been working on one of the two essays due within the next week, but I decided to start the day with some writing, and I enjoyed doing it. I also enjoyed reaching that milestone, even though a couple of years ago that would have been disappointing. The problem with having been a very very fast writer (before I had university to get in the way, and wrist problems to…

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Dance Is My Escape Route

Dance Is My Escape Route

Have you ever been in a show? Particularly a musical, given their extraordinary oddness. You spent weeks and weeks returning until the songs will never leave your head; you ladder every pair of ballet tights you own because those things are not designed for jazz leaps, especially on a splintery wooden stage; and you emerge the other side usually covered in glitter. And then you have opening night. Opening nights are kind of terrifying. There are all sorts of factors…

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Hello, Wembley! (Part 2)

Hello, Wembley! (Part 2)

They’ve got seats, not like most of the other teenagers who are way down the front, having queued for hours to get the best standing places. The girl’s glad, because they’re all jumping up and down straight away and she knows that if she did that, her knees would go. It means they’re a bit to the side, but she can deal with that. She’s got her camera focused on the stage. “Don’t take a video!” Bella says. On the…

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Gybe-Ho! A Song

Gybe-Ho! A Song

I promised you this way back in August. And here it is at last, after many video-editing failures and more than one technical hitch with the camera / click track / actual singing-ness.