Modernists may disagree, but if challenged by these dangerous revolutionaries, refer them to the below and the glorious roots of our language.
16 December 2022 Read Time1 min Read More
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.
9 December 2022 Read Time9 mins Read More
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.
18 October 2022 Read Time10 mins Read More
'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.'
21 September 2022 Read Time5 mins Read More
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.
21 February 2022 Read Time7 mins Read More
From time to time, I contemplate how I publish. Mostly because I like 'the elegance of a refined workflow'.
5 February 2022 Read Time12 mins Read More
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.
31 October 2021 Read Time3 mins Read More
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.
27 August 2021 Read Time2 mins Read More
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.
2 August 2021 Read Time4 mins Read More
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.
19 July 2021 Read Time6 mins Read More
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.
12 August 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
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.
9 August 2020 Read Time4 mins Read More
Whether pre-prepared or thought out during serialisation, it provides for a short or medium content format which addresses a long form topic.
5 August 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
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.
1 August 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
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.
30 July 2020 Read Time4 mins Read More
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.
28 July 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
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.
27 July 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
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..
26 July 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
Avid readers, and those who accidentally stumbled in searching for something else, will have seen deliberations on whether or not to switch platforms.
1 July 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
Musing the topic, three ideas immediately spring to mind, which is a suitable number for the 100 Days challenge.
30 June 2020 Read Time5 mins Read More
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.
28 June 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
I share Gilmour's puzzlement that more authors don't team up with musicians to add another dimension to their audiobooks.
25 June 2020 Read Time1 min Read More
I have to stand on the shoulders of giants or, more specifically, tinker with the work of others to accomplish the end result desired.
24 June 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
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.
16 May 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
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.
15 May 2020 Read Time3 mins Read More
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.
14 May 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
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?
13 May 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More
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.
12 May 2020 Read Time2 mins Read More