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  • "Inspiration comes to the philosopher at night, when nature and the rest of humanity sleeps."
    motto: The School of Night
  • "I read and write fiction to travel beyond the limits of my own life."
    Lia Keyes
  • Don't design for everyone. It's impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.
    Leisa Reichelt
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
    Muhammad Ali
  • Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
    Dieter Rams
  • Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
    Orson Welles
  • "That first step through the school gate is for most of us the biggest step we ever take – the step out of Eden into the world beyond.”
    Alexander McCall Smith
  • “If a man does not give himself time to get thirsty, he will never enjoy drinking.”
    Xenophon, 4th century
  • "His dominion... stretcheth as far as doth the mind of man.'
    Christopher Marlowe
  • “Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
    Susan Ertz
  • "Vision is the art of seeing what's invisible to others."
    Jonathan Swift
  • "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite."
    William Blake
  • "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
    Unknown
  • "Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."
    Confucius
  • “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "I was born in a house that no longer exists, in a part of London called World's End. No wonder I write fantasy. "
    Lia Keyes
  • "Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "Betrayal is an intimate art, most easily performed by one's nearest and dearest."
    Aurelius Falco, A Warning to the Curious
  • "With each choice we write our own destiny."
    Tom Cwellan, A Warning To The Curious
  • "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."
    Pablo Neruda
  • "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
    William Butler Yeats
  • All things that we use on earth, let us use them for good and not for evil.”
    —Paracelsus, De Religione Perpetua, 1533
  • "The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places."
    Roald Dahl
  • "The material world is not just a display of our technology and culture, it is part of us. We invented it, we made it, and in turn it makes us who we are."
    Mark Miodownik
  • "Blessed are the weird people - poets, misfits, writers, mystics, heretics, painters, and troubadours - for they teach us to see the world through different eyes."
    Jacob Nordby
  • "Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."
    David Mitchell

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LIVING THE DREAM

Posted in - DIARY OF A DRAFT
on April 24th, 2015 0 Comments

Today I had an important, perhaps even pivotal, writing day. I’m feeling a little giddy, a little punch-drunk, but I’m still going, as I have to return to my part-time job for the next two days and …

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  • "Inspiration comes to the philosopher at night, when nature and the rest of humanity sleeps."
    motto: The School of Night
  • "I read and write fiction to travel beyond the limits of my own life."
    Lia Keyes
  • Don't design for everyone. It's impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.
    Leisa Reichelt
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
    Muhammad Ali
  • Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
    Dieter Rams
  • Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
    Orson Welles
  • "That first step through the school gate is for most of us the biggest step we ever take – the step out of Eden into the world beyond.”
    Alexander McCall Smith
  • “If a man does not give himself time to get thirsty, he will never enjoy drinking.”
    Xenophon, 4th century
  • "His dominion... stretcheth as far as doth the mind of man.'
    Christopher Marlowe
  • “Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
    Susan Ertz
  • "Vision is the art of seeing what's invisible to others."
    Jonathan Swift
  • "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite."
    William Blake
  • "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
    Unknown
  • "Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."
    Confucius
  • “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "I was born in a house that no longer exists, in a part of London called World's End. No wonder I write fantasy. "
    Lia Keyes
  • "Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "Betrayal is an intimate art, most easily performed by one's nearest and dearest."
    Aurelius Falco, A Warning to the Curious
  • "With each choice we write our own destiny."
    Tom Cwellan, A Warning To The Curious
  • "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."
    Pablo Neruda
  • "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
    William Butler Yeats
  • All things that we use on earth, let us use them for good and not for evil.”
    —Paracelsus, De Religione Perpetua, 1533
  • "The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places."
    Roald Dahl
  • "The material world is not just a display of our technology and culture, it is part of us. We invented it, we made it, and in turn it makes us who we are."
    Mark Miodownik
  • "Blessed are the weird people - poets, misfits, writers, mystics, heretics, painters, and troubadours - for they teach us to see the world through different eyes."
    Jacob Nordby
  • "Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."
    David Mitchell

What's Brewing...

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FANTASY

A 17-year old follows a maze of codes and symbols from Oxford, 1939, through the sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs and magical libraries of an alternative Elizabethan London, despite his tutor’s warning that some knowledge should remain sub rosa.

 

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GOTHIC MYSTERY

The Sparks’ dilapidated home on Harrow-on-the-Hill, once the location of a magical glass factory operated by White Friars, is about to be repossessed by a private bank owned by the Post-Mortem family unless 12-year old Meredith Spark …

Dual timelines, 800 years apart.

BIBLIOMYSTERY

In 13th century Bohemia, a doomed Benedictine monk seeks to save his soul by transcribing all the knowledge of the medieval world into one book, in one night. Eight hundred years later, a University of …

  • "Inspiration comes to the philosopher at night, when nature and the rest of humanity sleeps."
    motto: The School of Night
  • "I read and write fiction to travel beyond the limits of my own life."
    Lia Keyes
  • Don't design for everyone. It's impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.
    Leisa Reichelt
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
    Muhammad Ali
  • Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
    Dieter Rams
  • Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
    Orson Welles
  • "That first step through the school gate is for most of us the biggest step we ever take – the step out of Eden into the world beyond.”
    Alexander McCall Smith
  • “If a man does not give himself time to get thirsty, he will never enjoy drinking.”
    Xenophon, 4th century
  • "His dominion... stretcheth as far as doth the mind of man.'
    Christopher Marlowe
  • “Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
    Susan Ertz
  • "Vision is the art of seeing what's invisible to others."
    Jonathan Swift
  • "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite."
    William Blake
  • "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
    Unknown
  • "Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."
    Confucius
  • “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "I was born in a house that no longer exists, in a part of London called World's End. No wonder I write fantasy. "
    Lia Keyes
  • "Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "Betrayal is an intimate art, most easily performed by one's nearest and dearest."
    Aurelius Falco, A Warning to the Curious
  • "With each choice we write our own destiny."
    Tom Cwellan, A Warning To The Curious
  • "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."
    Pablo Neruda
  • "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
    William Butler Yeats
  • All things that we use on earth, let us use them for good and not for evil.”
    —Paracelsus, De Religione Perpetua, 1533
  • "The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places."
    Roald Dahl
  • "The material world is not just a display of our technology and culture, it is part of us. We invented it, we made it, and in turn it makes us who we are."
    Mark Miodownik
  • "Blessed are the weird people - poets, misfits, writers, mystics, heretics, painters, and troubadours - for they teach us to see the world through different eyes."
    Jacob Nordby
  • "Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."
    David Mitchell

"I was born in a house that no longer exists, in a part of London called World's End. No wonder I'm a writer." ~ Lia Keyes