The Billion Dollar Artist

A couple of years ago I wrote a proposal for a Damien Hirst biog and hawked it to my agent. He loved it and with a bit of work we got to the point of sending the proposal out to

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The Billion Dollar Artist

A couple of years ago I wrote a proposal for a Damien Hirst biog and hawked it to my agent. He loved it and with a bit of work we got to the point of sending the proposal out to

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shedboatshed, a classic

Simon Starling – Shedboatshed “He’s interested in the creation of objects; he is a researcher, traveller, narrator. He looks at the way things got to be the way they are, and reasserts a human connection between processes we take for

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shedboatshed, a classic

Simon Starling – Shedboatshed “He’s interested in the creation of objects; he is a researcher, traveller, narrator. He looks at the way things got to be the way they are, and reasserts a human connection between processes we take for

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Decent stories will find great readers

Hugh Howey writes a great piece for the Huffington Post about how his book became a hot movie property. Along the way he sets out why independent publishing will be a success despite the naysayers. How My Self-Published Book ‘Wool’

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Decent stories will find great readers

Hugh Howey writes a great piece for the Huffington Post about how his book became a hot movie property. Along the way he sets out why independent publishing will be a success despite the naysayers. How My Self-Published Book ‘Wool’

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Writing a shack

Building a shack is like writing a book. First I waited years on a list to get a piece of hardscrabble hillside. They call them allotments and I have to grow fruit and vegetables and flowers on it. The allotment

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Writing a shack

Building a shack is like writing a book. First I waited years on a list to get a piece of hardscrabble hillside. They call them allotments and I have to grow fruit and vegetables and flowers on it. The allotment

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Heart of Darkness

Started to re-read Heart of Darkness and came across this great quote for my work in progress: Takers & Keepers. He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable. And it has a fascination, too,

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Heart of Darkness

Started to re-read Heart of Darkness and came across this great quote for my work in progress: Takers & Keepers. He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable. And it has a fascination, too,

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Think only of the book you are writing

From the very wonderful Brain Pickings: In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, Tropic of Cancer, Miller devised and adhered to a stringent daily routine to propel his writing. Among it was this list of

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Think only of the book you are writing

From the very wonderful Brain Pickings: In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, Tropic of Cancer, Miller devised and adhered to a stringent daily routine to propel his writing. Among it was this list of

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The Museum of Innocence

I’ve always been a writer but I also became an artist along the way. I’m trained more as an artist than as anything else and for a long time I made more art than writing. It slowly occured to me

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The Museum of Innocence

I’ve always been a writer but I also became an artist along the way. I’m trained more as an artist than as anything else and for a long time I made more art than writing. It slowly occured to me

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People I knew without the gelatin

“The deceased, as you know, have the inconvenient habit of cooling off too slowly; they’re burning hot. So they are turned into aspics by pouring memories over them–the best form of gelatin. And since deceased greats are also too large,

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People I knew without the gelatin

“The deceased, as you know, have the inconvenient habit of cooling off too slowly; they’re burning hot. So they are turned into aspics by pouring memories over them–the best form of gelatin. And since deceased greats are also too large,

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Getting through the decade

Following a significant birthday last year I wrote a list of things I set myself to achieve in the coming decade. Take up Yoga Publish a novel Earn more money than I consume Take up a watersport that requires a

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Getting through the decade

Following a significant birthday last year I wrote a list of things I set myself to achieve in the coming decade. Take up Yoga Publish a novel Earn more money than I consume Take up a watersport that requires a

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So, farewell then Encyclopaedia Britannia

Encyclopaedia Britannia is to cease publishing as a paper based product. This announcement has been twenty years coming for me. Almost the first commercial organisation to have its future questioned by the rise of the internet was the Britannia, a

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So, farewell then Encyclopaedia Britannia

Encyclopaedia Britannia is to cease publishing as a paper based product. This announcement has been twenty years coming for me. Almost the first commercial organisation to have its future questioned by the rise of the internet was the Britannia, a

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Stop Stealing Dreams. That’s ironic, right?

Seth Godin: Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore? I just found out that Apple is rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won’t carry it in their store because inside the manifesto are links to buy the

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Stop Stealing Dreams. That’s ironic, right?

Seth Godin: Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore? I just found out that Apple is rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won’t carry it in their store because inside the manifesto are links to buy the

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Terror

They say writing is long periods of boredom interspersed with moments of sheer terror. Oh, hang on, that’s war.

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Terror

They say writing is long periods of boredom interspersed with moments of sheer terror. Oh, hang on, that’s war.

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