Grind Spark Earworm #5 – Aphex Twin

It’s that time again. Time for the Sunday roast and your weekly hit from the Grind Spark playlist. The next Grind Spark earworm. The EARWORM OF THE WEEK. Somehow, that sounds like something we should get checked out at the doctors. Anyway. Back to business. Last week, it was all about Radiohead, which I’m sure…

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A postcard from writing hell

I am still in recovery. *Peeks out from beneath mountain of blankets* It’s taken me two weeks before I could even talk about it. *Stares at pile of screwed up paper barricading the door* Two weeks ago, I wrote a synopsis for Grind Spark. *Gnaws knuckles to the bone* Now, I’ve seen the warning signs.…

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Grind Spark Earworm #4 – Radiohead

Last week Grind Spark’s earworm gave us Liz Hodson and Josiah Wolf’s god darnit awesome cover of Ain’t No Sunshine. It’s amazing, no two way’s about it. This week we’re moving into Radiohead territory. If I’ve ever had a band obsession they’re probably it (or, at least, the first) – got all their albums, practice…

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Killing your first draft

It’s not easy. You’ve been working for months, maybe years. And you’ve finally typed THE END in as big a font as you possibly can and made your very own typewriter ‘ding’ noise when you saved it. And it’s done. It’s finished. You’re ready to get published and start your book tour. The police put…

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Grind Spark Earworm #1 – Justice

Everyone’s got at least one playlist, right? There’s the mix-tape you made when you were eight by recording tracks off the tv (for my younger readers, you can find out what a tape is by watching the Antiques Roadshow next time you’re at your Gran’s). There’s the iPod tracks you put together for your first…

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