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Peer reviewing

Earlier this year I spent some time with You Write On, the Arts Council site for peer-reviewing. It is interesting and potentially useful, though I found the reviewing time-consuming and sometimes tedious, with submissions of  6,000 – 10,000 words to get through for every review received, many of which seemed to be sci-fi or fantasy, … Continue reading Peer reviewing

A Wiki called Culture

Google Alerts service continues to throw up the odd item of interest for my Carte de Tendre search. This week it was an entry on Jahsonic, a cross cultural blog, which seems to focus particularly on the erotic or downright sexual. The author tells us that the map is seen as a representation of the … Continue reading A Wiki called Culture

Work in (slow) Progress

I’ve had to take a break from the WIP  in order to flesh out (literally) my second main character, Ailsa’s mother, Lorraine. She suffers from a medical condition called lupus which I had already looked up on several websites but I felt I needed more in-depth knowledge. Luckily I found Talking About Lupus by Triona Holden, which … Continue reading Work in (slow) Progress