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Struggling With Dissertations and Christmas

Struggling With Dissertations and Christmas

My dissertation writing retreat was both everything I hoped, and also not.  Spending five days in Cambridge on my own was what I needed: I managed to write around 9,500 words of my dissertation, which puts me over the minimum wordcount and essentially constitutes most of a first draft. I’d hoped, however, that it would be in a state where I could send it to my supervisor at the end of the week. Instead, it’s a hastily cobbled-together mess of…

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Introducing Blodeuwedd

Introducing Blodeuwedd

I have a new friend. I say friend, but really our relationship is far deeper and more complex than that, impossible to define with the limitations of social language. Not a friend, not a sibling, not a lover. Something else. Her name is Blodeuwedd, and she is beautiful. When she came into my life, it was like everything I’d been hoping for in the last few months came true. Like being completely skint / in debt was worth it. Like…

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A World Of Pure Imagination (TCWT)

A World Of Pure Imagination (TCWT)

I came up with this month’s prompt, a return of the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain after many months of silence, so I damn well had to remember to answer it. The prompt was this: Which fictional world would you most like to be a part of, and what role do you think you would fulfil within it? Okay, so I don’t know if any of you have read Jasper Fforde’s ‘Thursday Next’ series, though if you haven’t you…

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