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Splinter and Cut – getting past the first draft, and a free desktop wallpaper

So, I got past the first hurdle. I wrote the first draft of a novel. But this isn’t new news. The new news is about the editing. Yes, I’m editing. Before I started writing the first draft, I hadn’t really… read more...
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6 Tips for taking your own long exposure photographs

Last week, when it was baking hot and everyone was sweating enough to fill their own swimming pool (oh no, wait, it’s pretty much still that hot), I shared a desktop wallpaper with you featuring one of my long… read more...
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Cool down your desktop – free desktop wallpaper

It’s hot. It’s really hot. The sort of hot where the air disappears and the only sensible thing to do is sit on a beach, paddle in the sea, or jump in the nearest fountain. It reminds me of the… read more...
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New desktop clothes featuring elephants

Time to treat your desktop again, this time with circles and textures and the awesomeness of elephants. And also a little reminder. At this time of the year, closing in on the half way point, it’s easy to fall into… read more...
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The black cloud of the creative block and 10 ways to beat it

It looms up on you without you even noticing. One day you’re typing/scribbling/arting away, the next you can barely lift your head under the weight of creative-sapping purple jellyfish, leaning on your shoulders and sucking ideas from your brain. And… read more...
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