What To Read In 2014

Are you one of those people who has trouble deciding what to read next?  Perhaps you accumulate books like bankers accumulate bonuses, and you’ve got so many you don’t quite know where to start?  This is, after all, one of the occupational hazards of being an enthusiastic reader.

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In 2014, might I suggest that you occasionally base your decision on the gender of the author?  I’ll tell you for why.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

The new weekly photo challenge from The Daily Post is ‘Inside‘.  So here’s a nosy of what’s inside my bag:

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And here’s a look inside of the blue notebook in said bag:

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Stories are inside, is essentially what I’m saying.  I’m deep like that.

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How to finish something

Do you ever feel like you’ve got so much to do that you’re forever catching up with yourself?

I do.  It’s got to the stage where my whiteboard of stuff to do (yes, I have a whiteboard with stuff to do installed on a wall so it’s the first thing I see when I come home from work) looks like this:

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My super cool whiteboard.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is perspective. The idea is to show a close up of something and then pan out to reveal not all is as it seems. This is my one.

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Because what dalek wouldn’t want to ride a bottle of Irn Bru.

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Open Letter to Aspiring Writers

Patrick Rothfuss with the only motivational quote you really need

Patrick Rothfuss with the only motivational quote you really need

There are few things on the Internet more tiresome than the phrase ‘aspiring writer’.

Actually that’s not true – there are literally hundreds of things more annoying than that. But I’m not blogging about those today.

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Happy Birthday, Pride and Prejudice

Everything I know, I’ve learned from the internet.  Here’s a sample offering of what I’ve found out in the past week:

That last one got me thinking, mainly about Mr Darcy.  I know, any excuse – AMIRIGHT, LAYDEES?!

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Recommended Reading

cat-readsI thought I’d post some links to articles I’ve been reading recently that might be of interest.  And look at this cool picture I found for you to illustrate the point, you lucky people!  Please note: this has nothing to do with the fact I am too braindead to come up with a proper blog post of my own, and everything to do with the fact there’s a lot of interesting stuff kicking about on That Internet right now.  You’re welcome.

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Five Things For Writers

Extra bonus thing

Look, a creature reading! And it’s all furry and cute, even if it is some kind of rodent. I found it on Pinterest, but the source seems to have been a google search – if you are this animal, let me know and I will give you a photo credit.

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