Newsletter July 2021

Well it feels like summer and it’s threatening to be a hot weekend so this is as good a time as any to send a first newsletter. Sign up here for occasional emails.

I’ve always liked this quote: “Flaubert said you should be regular and orderly in your everyday life so you can be violent and original in your work, and that describes many of the writers I know.” William Gibson says his writing teacher told him the same thing. Austin Kleon refers to similar here: Austin Kleon on farmers and cowboys and pirates. Kelly Sue deConnick also mentioned it today adding: “Reminds me a bit of the Vonnegut dichotomy. Are you a swooper or a basher?”

The garden looks good today although everything needs a lick of paint. Spending some time sitting in the sun plotting a new animated series with Geri.

Unboxing an iPad

I never make unboxing videos but if you’ve ever had to buy tech for a Mum this one is essential.