March 21st, 2012

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop


...the new Doctor Who companion has been announced - Jenna-Louise Coleman, of whom I've never heard. Difficult to get excited about that, but I wish her well.

On the negative news, as has been rumoured for a while - there'll be six episodes plus Christmas special this year, and another seven next year. Pfft. I hope that this is just the broadcast of a non-split season of 13 episodes, and that there'll be a few more next year (which is, after all, the 50th anniversary year). If not, I shall be very sulky. Don't make me sulky, BBC. You wouldn't like me when I'm sulky.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Okay, this made me laugh...

From Lawrence Miles' blog, in a post in which he dissects the second edition of About Time Volume 3 (the edition which he isn't credited as co-writing with Tat Wood...):

Dunno if I've mentioned this before, but: whenever I'm writing a first draft, if I need to leave a space for extra research or an obvious rewrite, I always mark the passage with "xx". Virtually no English words contain these letters in a pair, so it's easy to find the paragraphs that need work using the "search" function. Which was fine... until I had to write about a race called the Exxilons, who live in the City of the Exxilons, on a planet called Exxilon. In story XXX.

Coupling - Hippo


Writer's Block is going to be ending soon, according to the latest LJ update.

How am I going to find new and vaguely interesting topics to write about now?


Oh, I know, I could always use my imagination. Or even worse, post about real life.

Speaking of which, anyone know of a decent writer's group that's actually in Hemel Hempstead? The nearest I've found online is in St. Albans, which is not fantastically useful but not impossible (and they meet on Wednesdays, which is one of my free evenings), but something more local would be kind of better.