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Writing: Things reading has taught me

I just finished reading The Third Option by Vince Flynn. Overall, it was quite an enjoyable read. However, now that I’m wanting to write, I notice things in the story which stand out. I wish this wasn’t the case, but I think everyone who is thinking of/is/wants to be writing notices things about the books…

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Excel VBA Tips: Get Shape Properties

Excel VBA Tips: Get Shape Properties Lately, I have been working with shapes in excel – moving, creating, making them invisible and resizing them. This seems easy, but because excel codes the location of an object from the top left of cell A1, it makes it very difficult to work out exactly where the object…

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Submeg.fm: My favourite tracks

Submeg.fm: My favourite tracks I thought I would list all the songs in my library that have 25+ plays. Here they are (with links!) Name Artist LINK Don’t Walk Away Mario LINK In Pieces Linkin Park LINK Fade Into The Background Ne-Yo LINK I Can’t Wait Akon LINK Brothers On the Slide Cymande LINK What…

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iTunes Help – MUST HAVE smart playlists

iTunes as a program is okay, it’s got a nice GUI, importing music is easy…but what personal music software doesn’t? Those are the two building blocks of the program; without them, the program is useless. One thing that makes iTunes nifty is Smart Playlists. The ability to create a playlist of songs that meet particular…

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WIP: Ninth Update

WIP: Ninth Update Word count: Approximately 4,500 I have just completed the first chapter! At first I found it difficult to get moving, but I realised that once I started, it was easy to keep the momentum. As I had previously mapped out what I was trying to achieve, I knew how the story had…

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The Characters Are Already Talking

The Characters Are Already Talking A few writers that I have been following have mentioned that the characters speak to them during the writing process. I have only just started, but already one of my characters told me that his job didn’t make sense. Having thought about what kind of person I was trying to…

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WIP: Eight Update

WIP: Eight Update Another week, more writing! Not sprinting, as I had to work on fixing my Mac. After I organised all my stuff for my writing, I felt I had to fix up my music setup as well. Formatting, reinstalling programs and updating has taken all weekend, but I now have a Mac that…

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