Get your bloomin’ nonsense out of my comments box (please)

Spam. I don’t get it. I mean, I get the concept of companies endeavouring to sell us stuff by perpetually invading every conceivable orifice of our digital lives; be it inboxes, timelines, newsfeeds or comments boxes. What I don’t get, is exactly what it hopes to achieve and does it really work?

And so, as opposed to my usual material, there’s nothing in this post about getting my book published or interesting writing experiments. There’s also nothing about character naming conundrums or the best/worst way to use an awesome adjective. But there is something about writing. Bad writing. Very, very bad writing. Almost comical writing even. Continue reading

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Why is there so much garbage out there? (A quick rant)…

I thought I’d left the rantings behind at my last blog. I’m afraid, however, that I’ve now seen too much and can’t but help throw a little wobbler here. Deservedly so, I feel.

First of all, I’d like to apologise if you are one of those I’m about have a pop at, but to be honest, you probably wouldn’t categorise yourself as one of those people anyway. Or maybe not. Maybe you know the crimes you’re guilty of and simply don’t care.

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