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Making Cover Art With PicMonkey

For a long time, I’ve been finding it a real challenge to create great looking graphics for my blogs. I used to use Pixlr but recently that’s proven to be more problematic as it doesn’t seem to have permission to access my clipboard. (I don’t know what the deal with that is, seriously). I also…

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The Novelist: A Videogame About Writing

If you play just one video game before the onset of NaNoWriMo, I’d advise you make it this one. The Novelist is a first person game where you observe a typical family and have the strange ability to manipulate the choices of the father. He’s an author looking to finish his second novel, the entire…

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NaNoWriMo Productivity Apps and Pomodoro

If anyone’s got issues with productivity during NaNoWriMo, it’s me. And if you are also someone who has issues with keeping focus then it’s great to know that there’s an array of software options to rein in bad behaviour. Well, if you let it. Here are some of my personal recommendations for NaNoWriMo writers who…

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The Geekiest Art Imaginable: Decorating with Warhammer Rulebooks

Geek culture is closer to being mainstream than ever before, with huge stores across the UK proudly stocking vintage comic book posters and animated movie shots. But I’m pretty certain there’s one geeky pastime that will never go mainstream: tabletop strategy boardgames. Warhammer, Mordheim, recreating historical battles and/or regiments, these are all hardcore gaming activities…

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Three “Getting Over You” Songs Who’s Lyrics Tell The Opposite Story

It often strikes me that music is the poetry of our age. Passed around to communicate shared experiences, music can easily encapsulate emotion and that’s part of what makes it so popular. Just like sonnets and other poems, love and relationships are still subjected to the most intense scrutiny. And, just like poetry of the…