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It’s the morning. The cogs in your head are struggling to work through the fuzz of the night’s surreal dream adventures (what? who? you turned into a badger forced to bake cookies for a moustachioed tortoise? Of course, that makes perfect sense). You stumble out of bed, hair awry and last night’s make up smeared across your face. Yes, I love mornings. I particularly love the snooze button. Whoever invented that was a genius. Your alarm starts buzzing, you hit the snooze button, you go back to sleep. Repeat. For at least...read more
Well, maybe not deadly exactly, but definitely annoying… really annoying (*to me). So annoying, in fact, that even the go-compare advert man playing that song (you know, that song, the one that gets on your nerves) on a kazoo seems like sparkling entertainment in comparison. So I give you fair warning, continue reading at your own risk. 1. Flyout adverts. Sites where you arrive and then seconds later a video for the latest Hollywood movie is spilling out over your screen and covering up the stuff you actually went to the site to look at....read more
Want more free stuff? I mean, seriously, who doesn’t? If you feel the need for justification, let’s look at the evidence: 1. it’s a Wednesday, and 2. isn’t it just the best summer’s day we’ve ever had? (Oh, wait, when I say best, I actually mean worst – summer is apparently pissed so winter is filling in for a few months…). So, that’s decided then, more free stuff is required. And you’re in luck! Today brings you a brand new sparkling FREE downloadable desktop wallpaper. This one...read more
This has been a good week for my writing – I actually typed the words ‘The End’ on the first draft of my novel (not cheating and skipping chapters or anything like that, it genuinely had reached the last full stop on the last page) and this morning I had a flash fiction piece published on FlashFlood Journal, a site curated by National Flash Fiction Day. I’m intending to write a bit on the process of getting through the first draft of the novel, which I’ll cover in another post, but in the meantime you can read my...read more
A little delayed over Easter, but today here’s another free desktop wallpaper for you, this time with a quote from Ernest Hemingway. The first draft of anything is shit. I find it reassuring to remember this. It takes away some of the fear when creating something new, allows you to just make without concern for the end product. The blank piece of paper or empty memory card can be a daunting place, and it can be easy not to start something because you already think the result will be awful. The point is, it might be shit or it...read more