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Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. How not to write disability.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes My rating: 1 of 5 stars I decided quite a long while ago not to do negative reviews. I write fiction myself, I know how tricky it can be. But this book perpetuates a

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Daisy the Gator #1

I’ve started a new comic strip. Here it is!   TEXT TRANSCRIPTION Panel 1: Picture of Daisy the Gator lying on the ground, with a thought bubble over her head reading: “They should let me vote in the US election.”

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Character Names, Pt 2

A famous writer (I won’t name him) once suggested that J.K. Rowling owed much of her success to her ability to create wonderfully Dickensian character names. While I’m sure he was exaggerating, at the same time he might have been

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Character Names, Part 1

So it’s official: I’ve started to write a novel based on my first published short story “Europa Spring”. Making it official and actually telling people I’m writing a novel means I have to finish it, right? That’s the logic anyway.

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A Small Announcement

I have a small–make that very small (pun absolutely intended)–confession to make. When I started writing I made a decision to keep a small (there’s that word again) secret from my online writing friends.  More importantly, I didn’t want all

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Latest News!

I’ve been busy this week. First off, I finished reading Defying Doomsday (what an awesome book!) and posted a five-star review on Goodreads. Second, I finally got around to updating my website front page with my new print book of

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This morning’s mail. It’s full of parcels!

What a great start to the day. Two lovely brown cardboard parcels from Twelfth Planet Press in Australia containing my contributor’s copies of Defying Doomsday. Plus a chunky white envelope with the regular British Science Fiction Association mailing. I see

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  • A3. Of course the best character is my Second Life avatar, Daisy Gator! (See her green grinning googly-eyed face on the left). #FilmDis 1 hour ago
  • Q.3 Lord of the Rings Online has all the characters, and some of the instances are pretty good. Especially Gollum! #FilmDis 1 hour ago
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  • For once managed to reduce my story's word length while editing rather than increase it. It's even under 4000 words! Unheard of! #writing 1 hour ago

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