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Hello once again, friends an fellow intrepid explorers of the ever expanding, ever bountiful, mysterious and yet-to-be-fully-grokked-by-mere-humans book multiverse! We’re back with yet another report on what’s new out there among the literary nebulae and grammatically galactic goings on: 354 more words

"You always - always - fail."

Gods, this is so painfully, penetratingly accurate: You think writing’s a dream job? It’s more like a horror film.

Just one excerpt:

However, as I emphasise to the fledgling writers who come and attend…

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You think writing's a dream job ? It's more like a horror film.

This article was in today’s Guardian. I recognize many of the thoughts of Tim Lott, who wrote it.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/20/tim-lott-life-as-an-author

Tim  Lott

The comments at the bottom of the article are worth reading (expand them),particularly the one about the 60% of people who want to be writers,imagining that it’s all J K Rowling easy-peasy wealth and celebrity. 65 more words

Being A Writer Is Tough

SHEDNOTES 36: A Filofacts of quotes on Family …

Tim Lott offered a nice collection of unlikely observations about family in the Guardian of 20.12.14, which will go into The Shed’s collection of quotes for all occasions – currently filed as Filofacts pages, pending further re-organisation. 541 more words

Notes From The Shed

What is the point of living?

Editorial note: If you have not yet read our mission statement above, please do so in order that you can put our blogs in context.  126 more words

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Reading for the future

I read Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker article, ‘The Percy Jackson Problem’ (22/10/2014) with mounting irritation. And then wondered why I was so irritated by it. 2,460 more words

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Friday Links

Hello and welcome to Friday! I’m informed by my Ma that my counting is off and my Grandad has actually been dead or ‘promoted to glory’ as his Salvation Army upbringing would have it, 16 years ago not 12 as I said yesterday. 111 more words

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