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Optimism Is Looking On The Knight Side

Optimism Is Looking On The Knight Side

I made a sort of unofficial promise to myself, as I contemplated the start of the new year and the chance to give my blog some fresh life and maybe even some improved stats: I was going to try and be positive about things.  Take my last post, for example. It could have been a negative post about how my mental and physical health got in the way of all the arts and crafts I used to enjoy, but instead…

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Here Are The Facts: I’m Unhappy

Here Are The Facts: I’m Unhappy

So far, being twenty hasn’t been that great. Okay, I can’t judge a whole year based on a week’s experience. Being nineteen wasn’t brilliant. Eighteen was stressful. Seventeen was painful and full of difficulties. So twenty has the potential to at least be better than those, if I give it a chance. But, well, sometimes university just kind of sucks. I try to be honest on my blog and on other social media, but there are limitations to that. I…

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Twitter Isn’t Competing With Books

Twitter Isn’t Competing With Books

I saw a newspaper article yesterday (in The Times, which I don’t usually read) that really annoyed me (and that’s why I don’t normally read it). A professor was arguing that books will outlive Twitter, and then mocked Twitter users by condensing the plot of books down into 140 characters, which he managed primarily by using text speak and other contractions. Yes, I think books will outlive Twitter. Books have already been around for centuries, and social media changes rapidly,…

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Inside And Outside

Inside And Outside

Before I start, I’ve redesigned this blog, so if you’re reading in an email or some kind of RSS Feed (I still don’t actually know what those are), it would be great if you could pop over and tell me what you think of it, as well as if there are any problems. I’m not entirely sure I’m going to stick with this colour scheme, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t figured out how to change it yet….

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Blog Your Values

Blog Your Values

This blog post is going to have ALL OF THE LINKS. So I’m really sorry if you’re reading it on a phone or something. Some social media experts believe that blogs don’t sell books. Others believe that they do. They have advantages—unlike Facebook, which is constantly changing, they’re at least under the author’s control. And they’re less likely to disappear than a social network. I mean, anyone who tried to build a platform on Myspace must have been bummed out…

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#amprocrastinating

#amprocrastinating

I think, as writers, we tend to procrastinate a lot. I mean, you only have to look at the forums on the NaNoWriMo website during November to find out just why so many people never make it to 50,000 words, don’t you?  And on Twitter – well, there are a lot of tweets about writing. By people who were supposed to be working on their novels. By people who were not supposed to be on Twitter. When I log onto my…

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