January is Organisation Month!

I know, I know, they’ll make a fake holiday out of everything. But I think it’s fair to say that most people view January as a month to take charge of things in their life by sprucing up their organisation. There’s a lot of backlash to it, and I can understand why. We make the […]

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2018 Year In Review

At the beginning of 2018, I set myself some year-long goals. I’ve made almost half of them – and that’s almost entirely goals I made for work. Whether that’s this blog, Patreon, or other forms of content I make. It’s been a pretty amazing second year of doing this weird and wonderful job. So here, […]

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Dreaming

when I am lying in bed and I am meant to be sleeping and all I can think about is how one day I will die and I will know nothing just like I know nothing when I am sleeping, I close my eyes and go into a different place a place that is infinite […]

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I Completed My Reading Challenge!

Over this year I’ve talked about how reading had become hard work, and how a reading challenge had fixed that for me. Well, awesome news: I completed my reading challenge for the year almost a month early! I’m actually on track to finish another book in the next week or so, too. You can see […]

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Finding Inspiration in Variety

I listen to a few different podcasts these days. One of them is Felicia Day’s podcast (still allegedly in beta – it’s really good though). In her recent episode, she mentioned something about how to get inspiration as a writer. Specifically that: to write what you know, you need to do a lot of weird […]

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Words

When I forget the hundred thousand things I want to tell you or if I can’t get the words into the conversation before it runs away from me, it feels like failure – like those hundred thousand things are slipping through my fingers and will never be real if I have not shared them with […]

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Freelancing, Failure and Forward Momentum

For about as long as I’ve had this blog (and maybe a bit longer), I’ve wanted to branch out into freelancing. I’ve done some freelance writing in the past, but primarily producing copy for things like advertisements rather than writing actual blog articles. What I wanted to do this time round was write articles. There […]

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In Defence of Combat-Heavy Roleplay Games

I’m one of those people who looks for roleplay-heavy games. Whether it’s my tabletop games, my live games, my video games. I’m an immersive roleplayer, and I want to be able to zone into the gritty emotional stuff. In some circles, this is called ballgowning. But I also really, really like fights. Why? Because I […]

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Starting Over

starting anything from scratch is terrifying and also brilliant. there is nothing like the clean slate of a new start the hope of success. I wish that I could find this brilliant feeling in things I already do.

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3 Reasons I Prefer Editing to Writing

Going through and editing my own work is a lot of fun. It’s more fun, in fact, than writing. I don’t mean really intricate copy-editing – I mean the part where you’ve written a draft and you’re now turning it into a better draft. The editing and rewriting stage, not the editing-for-publication stage. Is this […]

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