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Attention: Work From Home People in Cornwall!

Are you self-employed, work from home or other remote worker based in west Cornwall (specifically Falmouth and Penryn area)? Are you fed up with working alone with only your four walls for company? Why not come along to Cornwall’s newest Jelly event? Continue reading “Attention: Work From Home People in Cornwall!”

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Why Has my Freelancer Suddenly Stopped Responding?

Every so often, I’ll work with a new client who will tell me something like “I used to work with somebody else, but they stopped responding to my emails”. I try not to pre-judge but I tend to build a picture quite quickly about why they simply stopped responding. Sometimes it appears to be the fault of the freelancer but more often than not it’s something the client has done. Continue reading “Why Has my Freelancer Suddenly Stopped Responding?”

A(nother) Sample of Dead Lock!

I really couldn’t be any more pleased with myself about how well work is progressing on the follow-up novella to my horror comedy Dead Heat. I’ve been working on it in bits and pieces most of the year but only in the last month has it all fallen into place. I’m going on holiday soon (more about that in another post) but I still expect to get Dead Lock ready in time for Halloween, if not shortly afterwards. Continue reading “A(nother) Sample of Dead Lock!”

Book Review: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The TL;DR version of this review: This is the travel guide to Britain you never knew you needed 😀 I’m a Bill Bryson convert. Just as he has adopted the British (genetic?) predisposition for sarcasm and deadpan delivery, I’ve adopted his unique writing style. Like many Americans, Bryson always wanted to visit Britain. Continue reading “Book Review: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson”

The Themes in Stephen’s King’s “IT”

SPOILER ALERT: If you are unfamiliar with the book or have only seen the recently released film with no idea what is going to happen in Chapter 2, I suggest you look away now if you don’t want it spoilt.

The latest film version released globally this weekend. I saw it on Friday afternoon. Largely, I thought it was a superb adaptation. It had some niggles – for me, mostly the overuse of the creature reduced its effectiveness. Almost everything else hit the mark, including and especially the child actors. Continue reading “The Themes in Stephen’s King’s “IT””