Archive for August, 2008

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Arm-Waving in South Ayrshire

So, now I have returned from my second excursion to Scotland as a published author! It was an absolute delight from start to finish – especially yesterday, when I was taken out by the Scottish Book Trust to visit two schools as part of their Outreach programme. In fact, this post (or a link to [...]

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Fun With Computers

I’m writing this on my laptop. The ornery contraption seems to be behaving as of this moment, but given that today it crashed spectacularly on what was my first – and probably /last/ – attempt to use it in front of an audience as part of one of my talks (ho, hum), maybe I’d better [...]

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Monday, August 25th, 2008

‘Ear’ Yer Go (;p)

Today’s a public holiday here in the UK. Me, I’m just packing up my trappings before setting out on an overnight train to Edinburgh, Scotland for two days of events to do with The RBS Schools Programme of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. HURRAH! -Ahem! Yes, as you can probably tell I’m rather excited. Over [...]

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The Unspeakable Horror

At something like 9pm last night I wrote the last sentence of my new book. Or, heh, at least I wrote the current last sentence, as you never know how these things are finally going to end up. But yes, I’m getting there with Phase Three. …Floof. My brain has turned to porridge, so since [...]

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Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Thank You

Today I’m taking a little bit of time out from writing Phase Three to write this instead. Partly that’s because this blog is (gulp!) a month out of date, and partly because… Yes! I’m not into cake – strange I know, but true – so the above is exactly what it looks like: my lovely [...]

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