The Universal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkCwFkOZoOY The Internet, depending on who you believe, is either the Best or Worst place on Earth. You can find instructions on how to make almost anything, the history of the Planet, what words mean in hundreds of languages. It is teeming with brilliance and productivity, or is a cesspool of anger, resentment and danger. … Continue reading The Universal

Words

As a writer, I commit any number of heinous mistakes whenever words are committed to a screen. Over time, those have become easier to spot: word repetition, bad grammar, a real problem knowing where apostrophes go. Earning a high-grade English degree, back in the day, is no guarantee of competence: nouns are naming words, verbs are doing … Continue reading Words

Vogue

https://twitter.com/ArgutoFanzine/status/989441554791182337 Arguto is an Italian word, which roughly translates as sharp, witty or clever. I've chosen it as the title for a fanzine because I'm not comfortable borrowing or punning a title of anything else or trying to pretend this whole project is something it isn't. The initial idea has been kickstarted by the fact that this … Continue reading Vogue

Sunrise

https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/987052291315388419 In six hours I'll take the last of my new course of drugs and (everything crossed) that will be it, the chest infection that poleaxed me will be gone. In fairness, it wasn't that which caused the majority of the issues over the last few weeks, but details are largely tenuous. Normally I'd be … Continue reading Sunrise

Believe

On April 14th, the @InternetofWords Twitter feed is a year old. When I started this project, there was the belief writing could be successfully funded long-term, and that would probably have remained the case were it not for the fees issue that made me pull the project in December. Four months on from that, I'm grateful … Continue reading Believe

Dark City

Ooh hang on, I don't have a March Content header, lemme go fix that... Today is all about the things that stop me doing what needs to be done. Some writers would consider them as 'inner demons' but they have many names: procrastination, fear, Imposter Syndrome... and the list goes on. This week, I can't … Continue reading Dark City

Closing Time

When I started this journey into organised content, there would often be weeks where half (or more) of what was planned simply never came to fruition. Often it would be apathy that won the day, or I'd simply not find the ability within me to do on Thursday what had been so brilliant to consider … Continue reading Closing Time