Monthly Archives: February 2015

In the Thick of Editing.

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” ― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four. I’ve already removed the surplus adverbs. I’m currently slogging away, removing all the ‘buts’ I can from my novel. I started off with over 550, and now … Continue reading

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Twelve Things you didn’t know about Frankenstein, (but thought you did).

1) He was not a baron. 2) Or a count. 3) Or a doctor. 4) He did not live in a castle. 5) He was not called Henry. 6) His father was not a baron, either. 7) He did not … Continue reading

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The Rules of Life : Number One.

Whenever you join a beginners’ class, be it Beginners’ Badminton, Beginners Guitar, or Beginners’ French, the minute you walk through the door it will be obvious from the whistle of multiple flying shuttlecocks, the tuneful twanging of many guitars, or … Continue reading

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