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February 2012

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Productive Sunday

So, disappointingly, after the gloriousness of the snow and sunshine of yesterday, today was altogether a greyer day. Still, that was probably a good thing as it made doing jobs a bit easier to bear. Emma headed off early to…

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The Threat of Snow…

It seems that Abingdon Concert Band and snow don’t mix. the decision was made early to cancel tonight’s rehearsal, which actually I think I’m glad of. The snow started at about the time I would have left this evening and…

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Digital self-publishing: for or against?

I find myself confused by this article on the so-called digital self-publishing debate. At the end of the article I am still none the wiser as to whether the writer of the article is for or against digital self-publishing. After…

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Wherein I talk about scaring academics

Following my lunch today I finished off the illustration left from last night whilst seated at the table in the little office kitchen. Whilst I was there one of the anthropologist lecturers came in for his lunch, heated up his…

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Slushy Monday

After such a creatively inspiring and joyful weekend, today was, somewhat of a let down. A very, very Monday. Taking the sensible option of avoiding possibly icy roads and leaving early to head down the main roads to Oxford, it…

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My tweets

Sat, 17:58: is writing about illustrating. The illustrated eBook: http://t.co/jvz2kzxi #writing #TheEndOfAllWorlds #eBooks #kindle Sat, 21:49: is looking out on a good inch of snow… #uksnow OX26 Sat, 23:48: is 12 illustrations down, 24 to go… #TheEndOfAllWorlds #illustrations #novel #ebook…

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Friends, Snow and Creativity

Not that it is over yet – I am about to embark on some more drawing/illustrating – but this weekend has been, if very, very cold, very enjoyable too. Yesterday, Ros and Nick came over for the afternoon with James…

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The illustrated eBook

I’ve been wanting to put illustrations to The End Of All Worlds for a long time. Actually I’ve always wanted illustrations in my books – the early ‘novel’, Ruins of the Old which I wrote aged 17/18 and submitted to…

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My tweets

Fri, 21:59: has been interviewed by Helen Kitson… http://t.co/1u46Oach #interviews #life #memes Fri, 23:29: likes the idea of an illustrated eBook novel. Oh yes, I do… #ebooks #kindle #illustrated

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Coming soon to an eBook near you…

Ódinn, who has committed crimes in his own world and has been cast out to walk the world of men for all eternity, desires to return home. He enlists the help of Charles Ancell, a young, ambitious, aluminum developer to…

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Interviewed by marbledwhite

1. How has marriage changed you? I’m not sure that marriage has changed me. Meeting Emma definitely has. I am so much more confident about myself than I used to be and can convey myself and my thoughts with way…

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My tweets

Thu, 20:16: still can’t believe someone can segue Jaws into Love Story. Must practice at not giggling hysterically… #flute #band

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The Book Cover

It’s not quite the woodcut-inspired creation that I had in mind but I’m actually happier than I thought I was going to be about this. For a eBook the cover has to standout as black and white – subtle shades…

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My Tweets

Wed, 12:27: is wondering if I should really admit to quite liking @itunes #Genius mixes… Wed, 14:03: @kathgamage So how does my friendly neighbourhood do? http://t.co/asKgg3TQ 3 out of 10 but pure guesswork! #tax #quiz Wed, 14:18: is curious as…

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Nine Years Later

About nine years ago rachel2205 interviewed me in five questions. After being reminded of this last weekend, she asked me five more… 1. If you could save just ONE object (i.e. not a living thing, assume they are safe!) from…

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My tweets

Tue, 14:04: RT @oxford_brookes: Watch Prof Janet Beer’s @Channel4News interview on Brookes’ increasing application rates bucking the national trend … Tue, 14:05: has posted my application for 10 beautiful ISBN numbers… Tue, 19:27: is, it appears, in a state of…

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