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Poem-mas Day 7: Kiss At The Crossing Place

Poem-mas Day 7: Kiss At The Crossing Place

Well, I didn’t think I’d be posting this early in the day, but I somehow woke up about two and a half hours before I’d planned, and have dragged myself out of bed to blog and take care of a few things before we leave for Cambridge later. You’re the ones who win in this scenario — I’m exhausted, but at least a blog post gets written! Today’s poem is a very personal one, and one that very closely links…

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Returning To Holly Black’s World

Returning To Holly Black’s World

After months of being able to type almost as much as I’d like to, my wrists have flared up to the point where I’m back to using Dragon even for relatively short things. I’m using it for this post, so I apologise for any errors. It’s frustrating, but I know I need to practice with it before I sit my first year exams, which I will almost certainly need to do using dictation because I just can’t write for three…

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You Can Taste The Crazy

You Can Taste The Crazy

You know the drill by now, guys. Witty captions are found by hovering over the gifs. Also, I swear that I’m sorry about the pun in the title. Honest. I really am. Guess what I’ve been doing for a lot of this week? Watching Hannibal! Okay, so I’m several episodes behind everybody else, since I believe that those watching it properly are now waiting for the finale. I’ve seen five episodes, one of them with Korean subtitles, because that’s internet…

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E-books And Print Books: The Apocalyptic Showdown

E-books And Print Books: The Apocalyptic Showdown

Okay, guys. We’ve all heard the arguments a hundred times. We know what the advantages of e-books over print books are, and vice versa; we’ve had different e-readers reviewed and their various weakness and strengths stuffed in our faces until we no longer have any idea what to think and are glad we bought ours before we knew what we were doing; and we’ve generally come down either in favour, against, or perched evenly in between. So we don’t need…

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Everything Is Research

Everything Is Research

Do you ever sit at home reading a book and just knowing you ought to be doing something more useful, like your homework or tidying up or even just reading an Improving Classic instead of the YA novel about vampire hunters that you have in your hand? Do you ever watch TV and feel like you’re wasting your life because you should be writing or practising for your music exam or learning that French vocabulary you were given for the…

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Faith And Fiction

Faith And Fiction

Warning: this post contains discussion of religion and faith and stuff. I know 99% of the people who read this are mature and nice. Haters, go away. Yes, I consider myself a Christian. If you don’t, fine. But no hating, on me or anyone who comments on this post, whatever their views. — Sometimes I struggle to separate writing from real life. I struggle to work out which of the thoughts in my head are mine, and which belong to my characters….

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Apocryphal And Extrabiblical

Apocryphal And Extrabiblical

Researching this year’s NaNoWriMo novel is proving to be … interesting. I started out with the Apocrypha. For those who don’t know, the Apocrypha are some books that aren’t in all the manuscripts of the Bible, and so they’re not sure whether they’re authentic enough to be counted as actual Biblical books despite the fact they’re quite often referenced at other points in the Bible. Some of the Apocryphal books are included in the Bible used by the Catholic church,…

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Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

Why I Should Not Be Allowed To Watch TV

(Alternative title: “Miriam discovers Supernatural, loses the ability to have a life, and waits for Sherlock Series 3 while talking to a sonic screwdriver.” But that wouldn’t fit.) Just one more episode! Oh, I know I have to do writing, but hey, I can do that tomorrow, right? And you know, sleep, that’s not important. I’ll just watch this episode. And this one. Oops, went over our internet limit. Never mind! But I really need the box set. The bank are sending…

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