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Saturday

A good horror movie is subtle where it needs to be and punches where it needs to. I like Insidious and its sequels. Evil manifests in some very interesting shapes, and this one really does communicate. There have been some great horror movies recently, such as Hereditary and Suspiria, and they really do feel like inheritors of some… Read More Saturday

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Monday

Trying to keep anything in on a regular schedule that requires thought and creativity is a challenge, but it is worth it when you see a book at the end of it, and when you start to see people get used to receiving it and start responding to it. Discipline is something I try to… Read More Monday

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Saturday

Some days are just really fucking good. I watch Anthony Bourdain in Puerto Rico, and I see the life of the people there, and the beauty of the individuals who are working to make something of their country. I recognise this in my own life, and that is something you have to do. Grass is… Read More Saturday

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Sunday

Regularity in writing is the key. Improvement comes through practice. What can get you writing every day? Making a game of it can help. You set yourself a challenge, and then you rise to the occasion, or not, I suppose. Poetry, prose, and non fiction all stretch different muscles, and require different kinds of discipline.… Read More Sunday

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Sunday

It is interesting how so many years of bad organisation can kind of stack up to make an unconfrontable behemoth of a thing. Picking away at the mountain of misfiled things or not filed things can take an age – but the big advantage is, once they are all cleared up, you can start to… Read More Sunday

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Wednesday

Sure, this will come out Thursday, but then you get something Thursday too. Maybe. Regularity is a thing that I strive for and rarely achieve on a particular platform, though when I finally find a way to collate all my work by date, I am convinced there will not be many days that I haven’t… Read More Wednesday

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Thursday

It is a strange time of year for me – strange that the psychological lure of a new beginning is quickly subsumed into the longshore drift of routine, and you wonder if it was a just a pause in the spin cycles where the water rushes in and you have to tread water to stay… Read More Thursday

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Tuesday

Rattle along. Rattle through. Keep pushing. Try and keep the data-trail clean, and the work will accrue. Just by keeping in regular habits and keeping the whole philosophy of Regular Movement in play I have managed to write many books and have a work ethic that I can be proud of. I am trying this… Read More Tuesday

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Sunday

A day of rest – notionally, but really, how often? I don’t believe myself to be a scribomaniac, though I try to write daily. No, I am a writer. I sit here, surrounded by sleeping cats, thinking what strange little creatures they are. They eat to fuel a biological machine that seems designed for sleeping… Read More Sunday

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Thursday

Different genres and their conventions, if learned, are perfect for making something more interesting of whatever genre you are currently working in. It is interesting how shifting around in the skin of one type of story and painting it to look like something entirely other can have a profound impact on how the story delivers,… Read More Thursday