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How Do You Know What to Cut?

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Last year I asked a number of beta readers to read my 120,000-word NaNoWriMo 2013 novel. After receiving an excellent critique from one of these beta readers, I shared with him how annoyed I was that I was somehow supposed to cut my word count in half. 1,297 more words


The Bet- a short story by Anton Chekov

IT WAS a dark autumn night. The old banker was walking up and down his study and remembering how, fifteen years before, he had given a party one autumn evening. 2,825 more words

20th Century Literature

Mr Spock of Star Trek

For a young kid, logic had no meaning. But when it was portrayed as the next best thing to sliced cheese, by a pair of slanting eyebrows and warped ears, it certainly fitted into a space in the brain. 477 more words

@mygeekbox February opening sidekicks theme

So, once again a delay to opening my box as I was drinking heavily in belfast for half term (and doing family things of course), but this morning the neighbour dropped it round and me and Myles tore it open… 303 more words

Hobby Projects

Vanya on 42nd St.

André Gregory, who starred in My Dinner with André, is certainly unique and directs like no other director. Vanya on 42nd Street is such a unique play or project and finally a film. 230 more words


Half a Sin

Bells toll inside my head as I reach for my Alfred Lord Tennyson outfit. It’s Victorian black with matching cravat, mourning cape, matching hat. There’s even a beard, luxuriant and curling, that came with the costume, but I can’t find the whiskers anywhere. 1,087 more words


Saturday Morning Coffee Haiku

Snow…man…cup, gift bag…

Two…things…to…Chekov my list.

Mmmm, that was…punny… 10 more words