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Britishly Opinionated

Britishly Opinionated

An observation: I don’t have strong opinions about things. A second observation: I have strong opinions about a lot of things, and can seem very passionate about them, so that people call me ‘opinionated’. A third observation: somehow, both of these statements are true. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m British or whether it’s just me (a phrase that could sum up most of my life), but I don’t tend to exist at one end of a scale or…

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Unreliable Muses

Unreliable Muses

What is it about poetry that’s so unpredictable and inconsistent? Like most writers, I’m prone to fluctuating between “write as often as possible and ignore this concept of the ‘muse’ because it’ll never turn up” and “I can’t write, I have no inspiration”. The two are contradictory, and often I’m aiming for the former but the latter sneaks up on me and becomes a ready-made excuse for why I haven’t done anything for weeks except reblog gifs of tiny little…

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Vocabulary Juxtaposition (Writing Challenge)

Vocabulary Juxtaposition (Writing Challenge)

Okay, friends. I’m not really here – I’m deep in a pit of revision and self-loathing, where I’ll be until Friday, but I couldn’t bear to neglect you until then. Now, I’m a big fan of Chuck Wendig’s blog. He runs flash fiction contests regularly, and while I almost never participate, I like the idea. This may go terribly wrong, as I have very few followers and therefore the likelihood of receiving any responses is tiny, but let’s give it…

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Explaining The Internet

Explaining The Internet

The internet is a cruel place to newbies, youngsters, oldsters and vaguely normal, sociable people. In fact, unless you live on Tumblr, you’ll find something every day that you just don’t understand. With some help from friends and the urban dictionary, I’ve put together a glossary of a few words or phrases that you might come across on deviantART, Tumblr, or other places online. gpoy –¬†Gratuitous picture of yourself. Used when someone posts a picture that you strongly identify with….

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