Entries by anne

Silicon Valley: Creator of a Modern Dystopia?

At my local book club last week, we mused on the fact that one person’s utopia is another person’s dystopia (the club met to scrutinize my novel, which is a dystopia set late in the 21st century). So it’s apposite that Rebecca Solnit should write …

What Motivates Us To Get Up For Work Every Day?

via blog.bufferapp.com In developing the main character, Jayna, in A Calculated Life, I needed to understand more about the nature of emotion, and how emotion differs from feeling. I found enlightenment in Antonio Damasio’s Looking for Spinoza: Jo…

Ugly Fonts Help Proofreading: M J Hyland

via writing.ie Here’s a great tip from MJ Hyland, author of This is How and lecturer in creative writing at The University of Manchester. In a nutshell, she says: Printing off your text in an ugly font will make mistakes show up more clearly. The …