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Like most of you no doubt, I'm still working out how to juggle the various balls thrown haphazardly into the air by the current situation. A big thank you and a significant piece of cake (🍰) if you're one of the brilliant people who has signed up to find out when my writing courses and resources launch.
Most of my time has been taken up with client work and wrangling the kids. However, last week I spent my evenings putting some new decking around my writing shed. It's all finished and looks great!
I'm now working on a longer piece for this newsletter that explains how I managed to build a garden office. It's really rather handy right now. Got specific shed questions? Just hit reply and ask away.
That's it for now. Go find something excellent in the links below.
Links of the week
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I Miss The Office – very pretty site that plays sounds from the office to make you feel... at home?
The 40 Best Literary Adaptations to Stream Right Now – or you could watch Tiger King, of course
Sip – collect, organize and share your colors – fantastic Mac app if you work with multiple colour palettes (like I do)
A utopian vision for the next 10 years of publishing – Kit Caless of Influx Press tells it like it will be
Ten children’s books everyone should read – lots of good stuff here
Novelists pick books to inspire, uplift, and offer escape – and more here too
When Virtual Literary Events Are an Opportunity for Accessibility – I do think this switch to video events will become commonplace
Funding for writers during COVID-19 – this is useful specifically for UK writers
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