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Jason Arnopp
Ha, probably not. Although some moments and phrases will be boiled down for stock. RT @Greebobek: @JasonArnopp Can they not be reused?
Three thousand toiled-over, lovingly-crafted words. And yet they must be destroyed for the GREATER GOOD.
Had a lightbulb moment which involves hacking about 3000 words from the end of this novel. So liberating.
Today's ep of @BBCDoctorsSoap - "Sometimes they come back" - was written by me in case you fancy seeing it bbc.in/1vessRM
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Good morning to you. My day has begun with The Horse Raised By Spheres: thehorseraisedbyspheres.com (audio NSFW) (via @seanbonner)
Loving the teaser trailer for the #Spooks movie: facebook.com/spooksthemovie…
Happy pub day (pub as in 'publication' + 'place where booze happens') to @ChuckWendig for his latest, Atlanta Burns: terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/01…
My tremendous agent @oliagent talks genre fiction over on the @UKTor blog: torbooks.co.uk/2015/01/26/sff…
I'm not saying there's secrecy around Broadchurch S2, but when you open the ITV press pack it's an audio file of @ChrisChibnall laughing.
My new book is called 'The 56 year old man who got fed up with twee lookylikey book titles and went on a killing spree'
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RT @SFXmagazine: Reminder: you've got till 3 February to enter our zombie-themed short story competition. gamesradar.com/writing-dead/
"I'm fucking good at lesbian sex. I could do a jigsaw inside a sock." Top line from @BethanyBlack in @benjamin_cook's #Tofu on 4OD.
RT @guardian: O2 purchase by Three confirmed for £10.25bn as operator consolidation continues trib.al/pMfd5R3
When the stranded construction worker climbs onto the firetruck ladder, YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, etc: youtube.com/watch?v=Cg9PWS…
Russell T Davies' Cucumber, Banana and Tofu start tonight on C4, E4, online! As unzipped today at Brighton station: pic.twitter.com/a3WBAhYwJL
Spent the morning with Bernard Lodge, who designed the first five Doctor Who title sequences. Great start to the day!
Looks like Dropbox has Hoovered up the CloudOn staff. This would be great, if it didn't mean the CloudOn app/service ends in March.
"STRAIGHT TO PISS BUSINESS", says the subject line of the latest spam missive. I like that. No mucking about.
"I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention." Non-fic book pulled as a result of boy's lie: washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…
I'm speaking at this event on Storytelling with assorted luminaries on Thurs. You can find out more here bit.ly/14NKEEX
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Barnaby Smith, the new novel from @dmeckhart, is free on Amazon today. Scoop it up: amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00…
RT @DrLindseyFitz: A man browsing for books in Cincinnati’s cavernous old main library. Book heaven. pic.twitter.com/SFHXJXUeLv
When a character wets themselves, you have to make sure they stay wet in subsequent scenes. Here endeth the lesson. #pieceofpiss
I keep a notepad by the bed in case I want to make nocturnal notes to myself on the novel. Last night's scrawled note: "Remember the piss".
There's a special pre-order price of £1.99 on @SarahPinborough's new @Gollancz novel The Death House: amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00…
I put it to you that Day Four, the sequel to @SarahLotz1 supernatural slam-dunk The Three, is coming: amazon.com/gp/product/147…
Good morning. May your day be awash with tomfoolery.
RT @TransworldBooks: A truly incredible bookmark has just been brought to our attention. pic.twitter.com/Xgb8DCBfVm
Re last RT: Some people really are just beyond dumb. Beyond reality itself.
Meanwhile, over at the Daily Mail, one commenter HAS NAILED IT. (h/t to eagle-eyed @Linda_Marric) pic.twitter.com/xzOpPGaKqR
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Plug 'Charlie Hebdo' into eBay, for evidence that anything's an entrepreuneurial opportunity to some.
Good morning to you and the hedge you were evidently dragged backwards through.
Every week, someone on @Channel4's The Undateables melts me w/ words. Ep 1: "Fun's always brilliant" Ep 2: "She's as sweet as strawberries"
When you case out a girl to find out if she's gay that's called "lesbionage"
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Good, simple stuff here. RT @crashpalace: The Habits of Highly Productive Writers shar.es/1bXAnd via @chronicle
Aha, turns out that this Atwood book was previously out under the title Negotiating With The Dead.
The legendary @MargaretAtwood has a book on writing (and writers) out this week: amazon.co.uk/gp/product/034…
Shit just got serious "@TechCrunch: Amazon Signs Woody Allen For His First TV Series, To Run On Prime Instant Video tcrn.ch/1xWYhxf"
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Apologies for the random meant-to-be-a-DM tweet earlier. And for this tweet. And for hiding a skull-spider in your microwave.
The paper copy of my A Sincere Warning... is a tailored ghost story posted to you - or a friend's - home as a letter. ScaryLetter.com
@JasonArnopp Just ordered a paper copy of 'Sincere Warning' for a friend of mine - very excited to see the finished result...
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Must admit, I don't tend to send encrypted messages over the internet. It's crypted all the way for me.
Here is the reason - cuts to social care, bed cuts, staff cuts. Shall I keep fucking going?
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@BBCNews: Why hospitals have reached gridlock - @NickTriggle's blog bbc.in/14Kdyqy pic.twitter.com/OQwkR2ecSO” No mention of cuts then.
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"Many still childishly insist on confusing protagonists with their authors" @IrvineWelsh talks American Psycho sense: theguardian.com/books/2015/jan…
Good lord. Harry Hill has managed to make Stars In Their Eyes quite enjoyable to watch.
Didn't do as much editing today as I'd have liked, but solved a great big logic problem, which is worth 50 rewritten pages.