Acceptances

Ramblings…

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For no particular reason, the day job has gone a bit bonkers at the moment, which means that most of the carefully crafted posts that I had planned have been elbowed out in favour of this general ramble about stuff. First of all, I really had planned to say something about the splendid “Get Writing” […]

Competitions

Preditors and Editors Annual Readers’ Poll

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It’s that time of year again. Last year I found out way too late that my poem “School Uniform” had been nominated in the poetry section of the annual Preds and Eds readers’ poll, and I didn’t have time to muster up sufficient support to push it into the top places (or even vote for […]

Competitions

More Twitter and Stuff

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We seem to have entered that time of the year when I lose track of things even more than I usually do, which is why I have completely failed to mention the publication of this tweet of mine. So there it is. Looking forward to going to tomorrow night’s Ride the WorldWord event to celebrate […]

The Literary World

Bits and Pieces

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I’ve been away and otherwise busy over the last two or three weeks – hence the rather sporadic posting. So here are a few random sweepings from the floor … 1) On Tuesday night this week, I took part in the NYC Midnight “Tweet Me a Story” competition. Basically, I got a word at midnight […]

The Literary World

Clueless About Writing

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This week I have been thinking a lot about Romola Garai. Now don’t get me wrong – she’s very pretty, no doubt about that, but she’s not really my type. No, it was this extraordinary interview in Sunday’s Independent that set me off. There’s loads of stuff about her acting and all the wonderful people […]

The Literary World

Men Behaving Badly Again

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Another plagiarism scandal broke last night, and – rather excitingly – those of us on Twitter were able to watch it unfold in real time. I was immediately instructed to blog about it for the VWC by our beloved chairman, so I sat down and produced this. I must admit to being totally baffled by […]