Many writers have a large notebook or digital file affectionately called their "Writing Bible". It contains everything they need to remember—details about their characters, plotting, locations, fictional races, ancient history, research—you get the idea. I've always been one of those writers who puts it down by hand in an A4 notebook with a rainbow of… Continue reading Make a Private Wikia for Your Novel!
In the wake of being made redundant, hopefully scoring a new job with greater prospects, and forever waiting to hear back from my agent (I've bought Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018 because I'm beginning to worry he doesn't have time to take me on - I also need to brush up on knowledge of publishing contracts), I am desperate… Continue reading We Need More Lesbian Knights
Don't agree to everything your agent says. Soooooo... Last time I updated, my agent Suresh and I were talking about THE ENDING of my novel. And we talked for nearly two months about the bloody ending. For the first time, I just couldn't accept the changes he wanted me to make, full stop. Originally, I'd… Continue reading Getting Published: part…six?
The purpose of the Thai commercial embedded below is for a communication technology that is hoped to improve living conditions across Thailand. However, when I watched it, as a UK citizen who only has to pay about £11 tax for unlimited health care, this ad made me appreciate the NHS even more. Watch the commercial… Continue reading A World Where Our Family Must Die
For many young people and immigrants in particular they were heartbroken when the UK voted to leave the EU. 49% of the population who bothered to vote chose to remain. What's more, many were shocked the leave vote actually won. Don't trust the polls. There was an air of complacency. "We'll never vote to leave, besides,… Continue reading Remember the EU Referendum and What it Means for the General Election
I want to have a genuine discussion with you, dear reader. This isn’t an angry post. In particular, I want to focus on the recent jibes so many politicians are making about “increasing taxes won’t fund Labour policies.”
I'm back from Turkey by about a week and, wow, food wise, last week was a shambles. To be fair, we were mostly too tired and immediately too busy to even care about shopping for the week. Two days back from Turkey, I went for an appointment with an adorable nutritionist. As someone with fibromyalgia that… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: oh hiya
We're heading to Turkey today, but while I've got five minutes spare I thought I'd whap up the food post I didn't do yesterday, I know you're dying to see what this week's millennial diet consisted of. Also, don't worry about the cat, she's going to be loved and looked after by my siblings, yaay! Tuesday Mushroom… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: no money
That's all I've really got to say right now. Especially his face.
We ate so cheap, and yet we discovered two new favourites. I barely contained myself from eating all the leftovers that usually become next day's lunch. We also kind of cheated on Monday, since Aaron's parents have gone away for an extended period of time and told us to take anything perishable in the fridge. Well. If… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: so cheap, much eat
You know you're blog is spiralling beyond control when a customer comes into work and says, "I didn't know you had a food blog!" Aha. Yup. For now. Today I was so stressed about my agent's fluctuating feedback on the ending of my novel, I ate nothing but chocolate and pancakes as I awaited his… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: I need to accept this food theme, don’t I?
I am in fact working on a blog along the lines of: 'what would a matriarchal society actually look like' based on my frustration with the game franchise Mass Effect and their lazy alien race the asari. But Life has been busy, full of late night trips on the motorway with ballet tickets won in a raffle, loooooong… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: I swear this isn’t a food blog
Welcome back to cooking with two lazy cheapskates, where cooking can be easy as sneezing, tasty as gourmet, and within budget of a sinking economy. We still haven't quite grasped a "theme" week, where we taste culinary delights from mostly one part of the world, but we used up everything in the fridge again and… Continue reading The Week in Recipes: gosh I eat out of bowls a lot
Meet Japan's plus-size model: Naomi Watanabe. She looks like the first person you should take to a party and the one person who'd maybe cheer you up during the apocalypse. Her mission: to break Japanese stereotypes about women being slim and demure. In fact, she's done a hell of a lot. Not only is she… Continue reading All Female Japanese Ghostbusters
Rejection. Last update I said I'd applied to a few different agents and, whoop, they said "no thanks." BUT GOOD NEWS. In a burst of despair and a need for closure, I sent an email to Suresh, my prospective but AWOL agent, basically saying, "Are you still working with me on my novel, or do… Continue reading Getting Published: part five