Five Things I Learned Last Week

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Five more things I’ve learned in my ongoing attempt to level up in life. Dogs can be majestic Gallimaufry means a confused jumble or medley of things – thanks to Neil Gaiman for that one. I want one of these. (Un)fortunately, they don’t ship to Canada. Jack White has a new album coming out and pre-ordering on iTunes gets you early access to one of the tracks. Peter Murphy has a new album coming out and pre-ordering on iTunes gets you early access to one of the tracks. [Five Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 20th April 2014]

Five Things I Learned Last Week

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Another week down. Hugh Laurie is playing at the Orpheum in May. I have tickets. Matt Ahlschlager completed last year’s NaNoWriMo in one day. Yes, 50,000 words in one day. There’s a great interview with him on the Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast. I’m running too slowly. I completed another lactate test a couple of weeks ago and went back for my follow up discussion this week. We talked about my marathon personal best (4 hours 18 minutes) and my theoretical personal best (3 hours 45 minutes) and came to the conclusion I need to push myself harder on my “Zone 1” training runs. Microsoft Office in now available on iOS. More details here. Slow Blogging is a thing. There’s some interesting points in there. [Five Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 30th March 2014]

Five Things I Learned Last Week

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Happy March. Here’s some things I learned last week. I’m doing revision wrong. One of my favourite sessions at last weekend’s WANACon virtual writing conference was Gabriela Periera and Julie Duffy’s Simple System to Rock Your Revisions. It made me realise I’ve been mixing up character, structural and line edits. That’s not a smart thing to do because the the broad edits will change so much that the lines you’re editing may well change. Do character and structural edits first. Shero is a word. People use it. Where to get images for this blog. WANACommons is a collection of photos that can be safely used on blogs as long as you give credit. There are some really nice photos, like this Squirrel from tdthread. Posting a Gratuitous Kitten Picture gets hits. I like Meg Myers’ Music. Thanks to John Scalzi I bought both of Meg Myers albums and I really like them. Particularly these songs : When I first heard Tennessee I labelled it as one I was likely to skip over but then I listened to it in the car on the way to work and fell in love with the lyrics. [Five Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset … Read More