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Category: True Stories

Why I am Going to Throw Myself Off the Edge of a Cliff

Posted in Editors, Getting published, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, Literary agents, Publishing, Rejections, Steampunk, True Stories, and Writing a novel

The title of this post is undoubtedly designed to be provocative, to pique interest, and to raise questions in the mind of the reader. Surely, to throw oneself off the edge of the cliff is a foolhardy act at best, and at worst a depressing submission to simple suicide?…

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The Curious Case of the Cephalopod Mollusc and the Zoologist

Posted in Octopus, Steampunk, True Stories, and Zoology

Octopuses are truly fascinating creatures. Bilaterally symmetrical cephalopod molluscs of the order Octopoda (meaning eight legged) they have intrigued and horrified the human ape since earliest times. A recent post at The Steampunk Journal relates the imminent arrival of thousands of octopuses to the shores of New Zealand, where…

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