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The Pitch that Time Forgot

Like many things in life, making a living writing is a numbers game. The more article/story queries you send out, the more chance that you’ll sell something. Sometimes you send stuff out and it seems to disappear forever. But they don’t disappear, they...

Royalties 101

As a published writer, I have the joy of realising that I still owe my first publisher money from my book “System Shock”. Even though I was paid and the book was written almost four years ago, I’m still technically in their owing to file, but so are...

Just can’t stop thinking about it . . .

The only good thing about yesterday was that I picked up an early Xmas gift and refused to watch anymore news. But it keeps coming back like a bad egg sandwich. Salon.com has asked some well-known Americans for their thoughts on four more years. This is shamefully...

one last election thing . . .

I can’t believe that Kerry has conceded already. What happened to waiting until every vote is counted? Why do Americans have this fast food mentality with their elections? They want results right away like it’s a home pregnancy test. Other elections around...

that’s it then

I guess this puts an end to Election ‘04. Not to worry. Highest turnout in 30 years, 60% voter participation, an American people re-engaged in politics (except for the youth vote, which didn’t materialise – I guess that means they’re now gonna...

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