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Rejection Questions

Rejection Questions

I intended my next blog post to be a more detailed account of my trip to Ireland, and for it to follow soon after the last one. As ever when I try and plan blog posts, that didn’t happen. The last few days have been overwhelmingly hot, and I couldn’t face being on my computer long enough to transfer all my pictures, so I decided I would blog from my phone about Pitch Wars instead, and about my writing plans…

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Blogger’s Question Time

Blogger’s Question Time

It’s been a while since I answered any of the queries I receive in search engine terms. I get fewer of them these days — more and more search engines are able to hide that information from WordPress stats, presumably for privacy reasons, and I’ve been having fewer hits lately anyway. But I think I’ve accumulated enough to be able to enlighten a few people on important and significant ideas. Why now? Well, it’s midnight. I’ve dozed on and off…

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Answering The Internet

Answering The Internet

I find it very entertaining to look at the search terms that have led people to my blog. They’re not nearly as funny as they used to be, because there aren’t as many of them — what with privacy settings and incognito windows and stuff, a lot of them are hidden beneath the heading of “unknown search terms”. But there are always some that really make me question how people ended up here. Most of my recent ones seem to…

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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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Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

It’s October! This means many things. It means Tumblr’s baffling obsession with Hallowe’en will intensify (as someone who never celebrated it as a kid, the appearance of pumpkins ALL OVER my dash is confusing every year). It means that it’s time to start preparing for NaNoWriMo, if you’re participating. It means I go to uni in four days, and isn’t that a terrifying thought? And it means that it’s release day for Broken Body Fragile Heart, so that’s what I’m…

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Sisterhood Of The World (Blog Award)

Sisterhood Of The World (Blog Award)

I’ve been tending to pass over blogging awards recently, though I’m always pleased to be nominated, but I wanted to post and had little enough to say, so I decided to answer these ones. I was nominated by Avon from Avon’s Babbles for an award called the ‘Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award’ which is an … interesting name. So, without further ado, I’ll get on with it. Rules Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide…

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Frequently Asked (And Misguided) Questions

Frequently Asked (And Misguided) Questions

Quite a few people get to my blog looking for things that … well, aren’t here. Nevillegirl recently posted about her search engine terms and mine are highly amusing, so I thought I’d answer a few of the burning questions people put to Google, as they seem to be getting redirected here. We’ll start with a fairly normal one. “i give up, mariam i can read you”. *looks around* Okay, maybe not. I’m scared. Then we’ve got “mythology reviewer for…

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Apocryphal And Extrabiblical

Apocryphal And Extrabiblical

Researching this year’s NaNoWriMo novel is proving to be … interesting. I started out with the Apocrypha. For those who don’t know, the Apocrypha are some books that aren’t in all the manuscripts of the Bible, and so they’re not sure whether they’re authentic enough to be counted as actual Biblical books despite the fact they’re quite often referenced at other points in the Bible. Some of the Apocryphal books are included in the Bible used by the Catholic church,…

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What’s Your Novel About?

What’s Your Novel About?

I was astonished to realise that I had left that off my list of things not to say to writers, but Charley was quick to suggest it in the comments. And it’s such a common one that I felt it deserved an entire post. By the way, if you’re wondering about the frequency of my posts this week, I intend to post every day until Sunday and then resume my intermittent but relatively frequent posts. I have no particular reason…

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Things You Shouldn’t Say To Your Writer

Things You Shouldn’t Say To Your Writer

Your writer is a delicate person. They have papered their wall with rejection slips, but in doing so have ensured that if they spend too long in the presence of ┬ásaid wall, they will begin to sink into misery and a sense of doom, which is never the best time to talk to them. If they are in tears, they probably just killed a character. If they’re muttering to themself, they’re having issues with a dialogue scene. And there are…

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