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What Makes You Think You’re Any Good at Writing?

There’s a common misconception that if you’re a writer, it logically follows that you must be loaded because you obviously sell a lot of books. It also seems to be the common perception that if you’re a well-known writer you … Continue reading

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Technology Trials

Image: the-iis.com I quite enjoyed the day job yesterday. My new ability to retain in almost Buddhist-like calmness, seems to be confusing a few people and it’s interesting to see other’s reactions when I don’t rise or become flustered. I … Continue reading

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What If…?

Image: BigMamaCass All that stuff about Leith in yesterday’s blog post has been building for a while. I had to get it off my chest. I go through good periods and bad periods with Leith (and to a lesser extent … Continue reading

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Welcome To Leith

Image: EdinburghSpotlight.com T’was a day spent largely on my own. I cleaned and I tidied. I read a lot, I wrote some more, I walked and thought. I dined alone and I watched a movie alone. After two weeks living … Continue reading

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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Image: Vikas D. Reddy The value of printing off a manuscript can never be under-valued. Having done so for GREENER IS THE GRASS last week, and having pondered a gaping plot hole in the story since my last re-write, I … Continue reading

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Bunch Of Whining Gits

Rather miraculously, I managed to get myself up and into the day job before 8:30 this morning. Considering I had a belly full of beer and vodka last night, followed by 5 hours of broken sleep, I think I deserve … Continue reading

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