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January 2013

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Wed, 23:11: On page 241 of 528 of Runemarks, by Joanne Harris http://t.co/FNsdqf1V Thu, 11:24: Popcorn in the office. Oh Yes! Thank you @grazedotcom… @ Oxford Brookes Gibbs Building http://t.co/PutvERJq Thu, 11:24: Photo: Popcorn in the office. Oh Yes! Thank…

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Tue, 12:17: 2012 was the first year I earnt a 3-figure sum from my writing 🙂 #amwriting #makinghistory #smallbeginnings Tue, 13:31: The paperback of #TheEndOfAllWorlds is currently ranked #991,689 out of over 6,397,000 books on @AmazonUK http://t.co/GfajpKWl #ya #fantasy Tue,…

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An early start to young career

I finished going though my royalty figures for last year today. It means that 2012 was the first year that I learnt a three-figure sum from my writing. Admittedly it’s been a pretty low three-figure sum but hey, I’ve never…

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Mon, 13:53: On page 203 of 528 of Runemarks, by Joanne Harris http://t.co/6xpNT0Lp Mon, 15:02: Facebook: a word about privacy http://t.co/Sjy3DjvE #facebook #privacy #socialnetworking Mon, 18:24: RT @GuardianBooks: Poetry competition winner exposed as plagiarist http://t.co/qoJ3BEsi #books Mon, 22:16: #Aspergers Syndrome…

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Facebook: a word about privacy

Every week or so another meme circulates Facebook in a scaremongering type way that alarms folk into reposting the scare story/warning. Privacy and security on Facebook is actually better than people realise, you just need to take a moment to…

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Sun, 12:19: Archers actress: ‘I’m back as Clarrie – and I don’t want to shock fans’ http://t.co/l2zC7SrZ via @guardian Sun, 18:56: On page 171 of 320 of Reflections, by Diana Wynne Jones http://t.co/fWtQM6c0 Sun, 21:40: Stratford: it’s not just Shakespeare…

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Stratford: it’s not just Shakespeare

I remember discovering when I first arrived in Oxfordshire that Stratford upon Avon was only about 45 minutes away and how I could visit it often… Shamefully that was getting on for 18 years ago, and it has taken until…

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Sat, 15:55: #rsc #mad Sat, 23:53: had a very nice day in Stratford with @EmmaEShepherd & Lucy & Luke & seen a brilliant production of The Orphan of Zhao http://t.co/oqBoxBcq Sun, 09:56: The allure of the first novel http://t.co/VsDb7RaF via…

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Fri, 18:33: On page 189 of 528 of Runemarks, by Joanne Harris http://t.co/B5kCCSzn Fri, 22:09: Reimagining the real… http://t.co/43qhsUTP #creativity #imagination #MrTumnal #writing Fri, 22:31: “It was very good. Interesting, very different. Clever” New review on Facebook of #TheEndOfAllWorlds http://t.co/S4UkeJy1…

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Reimagining the real


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Jericho, Oxford is a bohemian neighbourhood. It’s sought after and desirable for its community, attractiveness, and appeal, but when it features in Mr Tumnal Jericho is not quite bohemian enough. I’ve got to a part in the story when Kathryn…

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Thu, 17:32: RT @BBCBreakfast: Did you know Yes Prime Minister is returning to our screens? Zoe Telford tells us more: http://t.co/RPLd2RbJ Thu, 18:45: On page 159 of 320 of Reflections, by Diana Wynne Jones http://t.co/uidnVo9s

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Wed, 21:11: loves how @ProfBrianCox goes from checking his notes on iPad to demonstrating concepts on a blackboard… #lowtech #bbcstargazing Wed, 21:19: #bbcstargazing question about Mars, @ProfBrianCox – if life might be in ice & ice might be at poles…

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Photography: a backward step

With the news that camera retailer Jessops has entered administration comes the much touted reason that it is because “the amateur market collapsed because people who once bought cameras found that they had these things on their smartphones and they…

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Tue, 16:31: A box full of unfulfilled ideas http://t.co/8xN6xfU8 #ideas #imagination #writing Tue, 21:39: On page 143 of 320 of Reflections, by Diana Wynne Jones http://t.co/3lNbSKgD Wed, 11:00: @blackwelloxford (contd.) as by and large Indie authors have probably got into…

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A box full of unfulfilled ideas

Further to Hugo Lindgren’s provocative article in The New York Times, ‘Be Wrong as Fast as You Write’ it got me thinking about writing, and ideas and how one decides which ideas need to be written – or which ideas…

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Mon, 16:25: RT @andyjshepherd: Havent done much on my to do list as couldn’t put down one of my Xmas presents, Unrest by @MHarrison13. A really grea … Mon, 19:43: interview with Laura Robson: I want to make a gibed…

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Sun, 16:40: RT @creationtheatre: 16 years, 51 shows, 365000 audience members and 24 hours left to save Creation buy your raffle ticket or 2 here to … Sun, 16:42: Cultural Life: Philip Pullman, novelist – Features – Books – The…

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Sat, 18:12: On page 133 of 528 of Runemarks, by Joanne Harris http://t.co/A8XsxUbD Sat, 18:58: On the tenth day of Christmas: the writer returns http://t.co/hlaNcYJX #amwriting #MrTumnal Sat, 19:39: On the eleventh day of Christmas: the confusion of the night…

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