Archive for January, 2013

Remember the space age?

Remember the space age?

[ 0 ] January 31, 2013 |

Yes, I have a soft spot for all things retro NASA. This startling vintage footage, the Apollo 16 lunar rover “Grand Prix,” is another reason I write science fiction for 9 to 11’s.

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Waiting to get published

Waiting to get published

[ 0 ] January 30, 2013 |

If you haven’t seen this remarkable article by Jane Friedman, and you are an aspiring writer still trying to get published, please go read it now.

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How to search Twitter by keyword

[ 0 ] January 30, 2013 |

The noise level on Twitter poses difficulties, but in the video here I show how you can use HootSuite, the social media management platform, to create a saved geographic search based on keywords that are pertinent to you.

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What astronauts do

What astronauts do

[ 0 ] January 29, 2013 |

I came across this image on the NASA archives – these are the three crew members who died when a fire broke out in the Apollo 1 capsule. From left to right they were veteran astronaut Gus Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White and rookie Roger Chaffee.

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What makes a satisfying read?

What makes a satisfying read?

[ 0 ] January 28, 2013 |

Huge thanks go out to literary agents Lucy Juckes from Jenny Brown Associates, and Lindsey Fraser and Kathryn Ross in Edinburgh who organized “Writing for Children Under 12 – The Inside Story” here in Edinburgh this January.

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