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The pile, she grows.

Something I try and avoid is piling up too many books in the “too read” pile. I am basically a childish type, who bristles under the yoke of authority: that’s why I never got on with the idea of canon

Posted in 2000AD, books, boring crap about ME, procrastination, reading log, Will Self, writing

The Butt by Will Self

Well Self is a sci fi writer. He tries to hide it, but a brief glance at his oeuvre should be enough to convince. It’s there in the title story of his first collection of short stories “The Quantity Theory

Posted in books, comedy, Dr Who, geek culture, reading log, SF, short stories, Will Self

Committed to paper

Mulling over Will Self’s rules for writing again, I was struck in a moment of pychedelic insight by the punning phrase “committed to paper”. In these days of the internet and ereaders, it’s a strangely resonant phrase.

Posted in Aphorisms, boring crap about ME, brain thoughts, Will Self

Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

Generally speaking articles like the Guardian’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction make me a little quaesy. The entries are often sarky or whimsical, and even those that really try and address the topic boil down to “read a lot, write

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