Modernists may disagree, but if challenged by these dangerous revolutionaries, refer them to the below and the glorious roots of our language.
Read More As ‘An’ Historian
Rage if you will and burn screen time if you like — I simply accept if I want my thoughts to be personal and private then I ought not post them online.
Read More Autodeleting the Public Record
I can well picture 'Hitch', cigarette languidly hanging from the corner of his mouth, hand clasped around a whisky glass, tossing the book toward the wastepaper bin, and then leaning back in his chair. Content in the knowledge he had repaid the reading in the only way fit.
Read More Reading More Efficiently And Effectively
'Fantasy (in this sense) is, I think, not a lower but a higher form of Art, indeed the most nearly pure form, and so (when achieved) the most potent.'
Read More On Fairy-Stories and the Art of Fantasy
Time again at a premium, I mused on my latest quest for minimalism. In doing so I realised that I was creating as many problems as I was solving.
Read More Hugo: Or, There and Back Again
From time to time, I contemplate how I publish. Mostly because I like 'the elegance of a refined workflow'.
Read More How I Write — Long Form Research
I have often thought that an individual is far more than their job title or pay scale. Which means that even in a professional networking context, your portfolio of experience should also include your experiences.
Read More Polywork, A New Professional Network
When we cut each other off from access to knowledge, we may preserve our copyright, but we run the risk of endangering our copy's posterity.
Read More My Copy of The Times
If not accidentally lost, your data can vanish in other ways: the community project shutters, a company goes under, or the subset of services you use are axed.
Read More Life is Long, Access is Short
Winter Ink PeerTube will allow for the documenting and preservation of videos to which I can link in my ongoing speculations about life and art. Links, and the content they reference, which are permanent and will always work. A necessity to promote the adoption of individually-owned and controlled sovereign spaces which enable an open and healthy web.
Read More A Peer’s Tube
Anyone who has attempted higher degree research, will know that after a while the process becomes more a question of will power than mental acuity.
Read More Scribble, Scribble, Scribble
A few months back I gave a short sketch of how I publish online. But today is back to the future as I return to WordPress.
Read More How I Publish – Back to the Future
In the spirit of a benign dictatorship, my determination of quality contributions will be both objective and subjective. No offence is intended, but as offence is a social construct, taking it is at your discretion.
Read More Contribution Manifesto
Whether pre-prepared or thought out during serialisation, it provides for a short or medium content format which addresses a long form topic.
Read More Serialisation
It is possible to find a subjectivity and objectivity of the written word and know I am on the right track, even if my work is temporarily out of fashion.
Read More Self-Gaze
While the fool is wise who opens not his mouth, the quiescence of the thoughtful is a loss for society. This is particularly the case when it comes to social media and blogging.
Read More Finding Confidence
Find a trigger which helps you to get in the frame for writing, leverage the power of habit and set your inner candidate to the task.
Read More Finding Time
In some senses this is very apt, as on social media we are too often prisoners in a system providing emotional support to other prisoners.
Read More The Case for Listenership
A writer can fall into the trap of imagining because 67% of respondents to a survey support X, there is genuinely wide spread support for the proposition..
Read More Beware Generalisation
Hogwarts was not only the best but, if you didn't read the text carefully and skipped whole sections of Goblet of Fire, the only wizarding school.
Read More Cartographic Escapism
To a man weened on 'beautiful one day, perfect the next' descriptions of his adoptive land, it comes as a shock to find it so chilly a dull earache begins.
Read More A Land of Chilly Riverways
Avid readers, and those who accidentally stumbled in searching for something else, will have seen deliberations on whether or not to switch platforms.
Read More How I Publish — Version 3.0
Musing the topic, three ideas immediately spring to mind, which is a suitable number for the 100 Days challenge.
Read More Finding Flow – Basics
The novelist saw more clearly the differences between fact and fiction. That notions of a 'better world' tomorrow is a fallacy of the doctrine of progress.
Read More Time Capsule I
Not a nice, cosy little hole, you understand. Rather a long and seemingly unending one. After you've fallen down it, you never know where you will come out.
Read More Down the Rabbit Hole
I share Gilmour's puzzlement that more authors don't team up with musicians to add another dimension to their audiobooks.
Read More A Novel Approach to Music
I have to stand on the shoulders of giants or, more specifically, tinker with the work of others to accomplish the end result desired.
Read More The Base Camp of Everest
Much as I wallowed in the majestic minimalism of how I publish, I now find myself revelling in a new minimalism of how I read.
Read More Mental Indigestion
Though a visual man, I have grown tired of the flickering images of social media where unlimited filters and effects cannot cover the dearth of thought.
Read More Contemplating Content
Perhaps this is the heart of my distaste for much social media: it is designed to halt my thinking and focus my attention, not impell me to think on.
Read More Please keep scrolling
Like a genre in publishing, a work forms part of an existing discourse and this creates certain ground rules for how words will be read and ideas conveyed.
Read More Marshal Your Argument
At first, my thinking rebels against the act of concentration. A day spent being pulled in a myriad of directions does not for a focused mind make.
Read More How I Write – Technology
My quest for a publishing platform which was both elegant, unencumbered by endless plug-ins and left me alone with my text, brought me to write.as.
Read More How I Publish — Version 2.0
The question today, for whom do you write? Perhaps to improve your scribblings; perhaps to attract a general audience; or perhaps it is for posterity?
Read More The Cloud of Unknowing
This causes something of a paradox. I thought I would have to take a leave pass to not write today, yet pondering this has caused me to write today.
Read More ‘Good night, and good luck.’
My writing efforts are usually months in gestation. Thus I am out of the habit of a daily journal. #100DaysToOffload should fix that.
Read More One Hundred Days…