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I am feeding my friend’s very needy cat while they are on holiday. This is her guilt facing me at the window as I leave.

I am feeding my friend’s very needy cat while they are on holiday. This is her guilt facing me at the window as I leave.

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Friend sent me this copy of my books on her shelf. Next to Anne Rice and Terry Pratchett! I feel like I just fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition. (I have no illusions about aspiring to Salinger, but that’s still cool, too).

Friend sent me this copy of my books on her shelf. Next to Anne Rice and Terry Pratchett! I feel like I just fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition. (I have no illusions about aspiring to Salinger, but that’s still cool, too).

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Side Note To Fan Fic Authors

twobirdsonesong:

Here’s the thing.

I read a lot of scripts. A lot. From professionals to aspiring writers to complete newbies. Features and pilots. Specs and treatments.

And 8 times out of 10 the fan fic that I’ve read over the last, oh, 15 years is leagues better than this stuff. It’s…

I’ve never written fanfic, but think this is great advice - and also worth remembering that Russell T Davies famously made up Doctor Who stories when he was young. Didn’t do his career any harm, did it?

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Dark Dates - a little mild spamming

Cos I’m still excited…

“Well, that’s the whole thing with you, isn’t it?” I retorted, taking his bait, the same way I always did. “You don’t hunt the bad guys. You hunt a very specific set of bad guys, because you’ve decided their very nature makes them ‘evil’, so you’re going all Winchester on their arses.”

He looked at me blankly. “I don’t carry a Winchester. I carry a Glock.”

I sighed. Honestly, this is the problem with the supernatural crowd: they never watch TV. If they did they might not so readily turn into such bloody clichés”

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