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Paramaribo – the turning point

Paramaribo – the turning point

Paramaribo is one of the only places where a large yacht can be safely anchored along the coast of Suriname. It’s also, conveniently, one of the places that an ex-vampire sea-faring businessman might legitimately be expected to be familiar with.

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A Midsummer stroll

A Midsummer stroll

It’s Midsummer, and things have been growing like hell all spring. I took a walk to my local big-box grocery store, and then looped back beside the highway. If you’re thinking ‘industrial wasteland’, enjoy these photos.

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Eye of the Beholder – new release!

Eye of the Beholder – new release!

Eye of the Beholder is the first in the Magic Mirror series of queer fairy tale retellings by author C H Clepitt, and is a retelling of one of the favourites, Beauty and the Beast.

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Writing to escape

Writing to escape

Writing to escape works best when you’ve got something to escape from. It takes actual effort and concentration when you’re relaxed and happy.

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The litter box inspires me

The litter box inspires me

The litter box inspires me… especially when it’s due for a complete clean-out. This weekend, it inspired me to refresh my promo graphics.

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Etymology Excavation: quarantine

Etymology Excavation: quarantine

Quarantine stems from the C15th Venetian/Italian word ‘quarantena’, meaning ‘forty’. During the outbreak of the Black Plague in Europe, forty days was the period that ships must remain isolated before off-loading.

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Privacy online

Privacy online

Privacy online can seem like a contradictory topic for authors – I mean, we want people to know about us, right? It doesn’t have to be. Here’s some really simple stuff you can do to be safer and findable.

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Cortiian physiognomy

Cortiian physiognomy

Cortiian physiognomy – what do the Cortii look like? Given the species’ genetic potential, the Federated Planets Alliance continues to investigate, but studies to date have failed to reliably reproduce similar results.

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What we can learn from myths and legends

What we can learn from myths and legends

Myths and legends Hercules and the Aegean. Persephone and Hades. Midas. Myths and legends are often seen as cautionary tales, like the precursor to Aesop's fables, but I put it to you that in many cases, this may simply be bad publicity, or even that they were ideas...

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Heading into 2020

Heading into 2020

Heading into 2020, I realise that 2019 was a year full of changes, most of them astonishingly positive ones. I’m looking forwards to our coming orbit around our primary.

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