The iPhone hack: What you need to know

A few days ago, one of Google’s security teams called Project Zero revealed a chilling and truly massive hack of Apple’s iPhone that has been going on for at least…

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Quote: Don DeLillo

A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it. Don DeLillo

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J K Rowling’s Diary

In late December 2005, J K Rowling’s original website, jkrowling.com, contained the following message: Until very recently, JKRowling.com was a list of links to my publishers – boring, I think…

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Quote: Meg Cabot

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no…

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Copyright, Contracts, Patreon and Personal Choice

If you use, or are considering using, Patreon, you might like to take a look at their Terms of Use first. Particularly this clause:

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June 6 1944

Seventy-five years ago today, my father, aged just 23, took part in the D-Day landings that turned the tide of World War II. He rarely talked about the war, but…

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WREMO – An on-going disaster

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) was quick to respond to my post on Scoop last week about their apparent lack of planning for a disaster in the Wellington…

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Writing isn’t easy …

Writing isn’t easy and, even after you’ve been doing it for a few years, you’re still a novice. If you want to be a successful writer, be prepared to work…

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Using zombies to spot the passive voice

Writers are generally encouraged to avoid the passive voice because … well, it’s passive. Take sentences like: My car was stolen yesterday. The meeting was called off. The window was…

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WCC and digital democracy

Before your eyes glaze over at the next paragraph and you click away, bear with me. This is quite interesting … Submissions for the Annual Plan 2019/20 and Revenue &…

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