Monthly Archives: July 2011

Friday Reads: How To Be A Woman, by Caitlin Moran

I’ve just finished reading How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran and I feel kind of exhausted. It’s that really good kind of exhausted when you’ve done something big and emotional and you haven’t quite decided why this has … Continue reading

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Steak and chips… in a bookshop?

Yesterday I went for coffee with a friend of mine. I suggested we go to Waterstone’s, the huge branch on Deansgate, which is near where I live. Nothing remarkable there, I hear you say. I didn’t have any particular reason … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 3.16. The Capillites Wouldn’t Dare

The Holy Complex, State of Nas Isca Ashmuta 24, 4765 Anarya stalked across the gallery, various watchers scuttling out of her path as she crossed between the West Tower and the East. She wondered dimly what had possessed the architects … Continue reading

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Life without the internet

Yesterday evening, my laptop died. In the middle of a conversation on Twitter about whether or not Cars was the worst movie to come out of the Pixar and while the online world was agog with fury over whether or … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 3.15. Time To Go

The Holy Complex, State of Nas Isca Ashmuta 24, 4765 Maali focused, and took in the sight of the canopy over her head. It was the wrong sigil. The Guardian Defender, the two dragons with their tails entwined. Her head … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 3.14. If You Don’t, Tiom Will Win

West Tower, Holy Complex, Nas Isca Ashmuta 24, 4765 Alone, Anarya stepped out of the lift at the top of the west tower. In front of her stood the desk where they had interrogated Arandes Nashima, now occupied by Icaan’s … Continue reading

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One piece of advice for writers: Write, leave it, re-write

I have a bad library habit. It used to be a bad bookstore habit but in these straitened times, it’s a bad library habit. Walk into library to pick up books, scan the “recommended” shelves, and end up going home … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 3.13. That’s Just Insane

The Dedicated City Infirmary, State of Rad Ruinn Ashmuta 24, 4765 Senior Master Watcher Tahrin perched on the edge of his desk, reading through a long message from the First High Watcher Duma, Sudir. It had been sent through the … Continue reading

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A little hiatus with the Amnar Serial

This is a bit embarrassing. If there’s anybody left reading the Amnar Serial, you’ll have noticed there was no update yesterday. I’ve been doing it three times a week since this time last year, and this is the first time … Continue reading

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