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So I think we can safely say my holiday is over.  I think it ended a few weeks ago, in fact, ‘cos of all the work.  But!  It hasn’t been unproductive.  As well as… you know… the work… my flat has been cleaned for the first time in whdfkljeiflong, I’ve …

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Self Defence in Limehouse

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On April 25th I’m going to be 50% of the teaching team for this…. https://www.facebook.com/events/1376678412650388/ It’s a self-defence seminar for women happening at Limehouse Town Hall, and I’m really looking forward to it.  There’s a great deal of complexity in doing anything gender-specific, especially in self-defence, but I’ll leave that …

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Clarke Awards

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Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!  Whooooopeeeeeee and wheeeeeeeeeeeeee and yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy and wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and other deeply literary sentiments. Um. Yes. So Harry August has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and it’s an AMAZING shortlist and I am totally thrilled.  I found out via a friend, who emailed on the morning in question …

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General Election 2015

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It’s on May 7th. Everyone vote. Thank you and farewell.     Wait…. … not sure who to vote for? Go read party policies.  Go listen to speeches by leaders and your local candidates.  Research; can’t beat it.  The voting patterns of all our MPs, their statements, interests and affiliations …

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Holllidddaayyyyy!!!

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I’m having a holiday and so far I’m…. … really struggling, actually. I mean, it’s not a going-away-holiday… not yet.  There will be a little flourish of going away with my Mum in a few weeks time, taking the train to France for a coupla days, and it’ll be awesome, …

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Apologies to a Copy Editor

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Well, here we are, a lot of novels in, and there are still certain usages I get wrong… 1.  Bare vs. bear.  Did you know that my copy editor bears up?  After x number of novels and novellas, she bears up even though I keep on writing that she bares …

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