Category Archives: books

Fifty Shades Of Grey

I’m reading Fifty Shades Of Grey. It’s very weird. It’s basically all about how being into BDSM is just like being a vampire. It’s not a metaphor I’m immediately hostile to, because in my experience if your partner is into … Continue reading

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Side project

I blame the very exciting Waltz on the Wye for the way my writing process seems to have been hijacked by a steampunk side project. Heavy Ice has not been abandoned, it’s just that at present the side project is … Continue reading

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Requite, In Pie Charts

This is a comparison between what the heroine of my previous two books did with her time, and what the heroine of my present book does with hers. And one more: All pie charts from sporkforge.com.

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Random assortment

I like websites that log you in and keep you logged in. I get mildly annoyed about websites that expect you to log in every day, but I realise they’re doing it for security reasons. But websites that keep you … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Trilogy*

So, I was out having coffee with a friend today and she mentioned that her husband hadn’t bought my books because he thought they were a trilogy, and he doesn’t like buying the first two books of a trilogy and … Continue reading

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The Rights Of The Reader

A friend sent me a link to this great post about Daniel Pennac’s book The Rights Of The Reader. I wish I’d had this book and the poster that comes with it when I was nine, or even when I … Continue reading

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Good Thing, Bad Thing

Bad thing: realising that the plot took a wrong turn about sixty pages back. Good thing: at least now I can fix it, rather than staring at the book thinking ‘This is crap! I can’t get on with this book … Continue reading

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