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Whatever happened to that young girl?

Janet Anderton

Whatever happened to that young girl?

By Janet Anderton One fact about me. I’m kind of old. Not “visiting a garden centre on a Tuesday to get my 10% discount” old, but old enough to have been a kid when the Beatles were still recording, old enough to remember moon landings, and old enough to fall in love with a Thunderbird. Scott Tracey - don’t judge me, he lived on an island, I was willing to ignore the strings... So, when I was at school, all the kids wanted to be pop stars, astronauts, and superheroes, me, I wanted to be an artist. I was seven....

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Nudity, Corduroy & Dastardly Adulthood – with Jamie Ashbird and Janet Anderton

Jamie Ashbird Janet Anderton

Nudity, Corduroy & Dastardly Adulthood – with Jamie Ashbird and Janet Anderton

I asked two creators how they felt about working together on their first collaboration for Improbable Press, the millennia-spanning Sherlock Holmes mystery-romance, A Question of Time. Their answers involved what it says on the tin, uh, in the title: nudity, corduroy, and dastardly adulthood. Kind of? So Jamie, tell me what you loved about collaborating with artist Janet Anderton? And while you're at it, any words of advice for other writers? Janet took in my naked words, fed them, gave them shelter and then dressed them in haute couture with her art. As for advice – start. Create as though...

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6 Tips: Writers and Artists Working from Home

Jamie Ashbird Janet Anderton K Caine Tim Richards Wendy C Fries Working From Home

When All of This™ first began, I edited a Spark newsletter about working from home. That issue is chocka-block with tips from the experienced and neophyte on Getting Stuff Done when all the doing happens from the dining room table, or a corner of the couch. The tips were so great that I asked for more and more is what I got, so here, hot of the home presses are a half dozen tips to help you focus even as Fido barks and social media siren songs. How Do You Work From Home (Some Answers Involve a Tomato and a Dinosaur)?...

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