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on Fibonacci and Le Corbusier

So, taking yesterday’s notion one stage further. Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, was born in Pisa, Italy in 1170. He made many contributions to mathematics, but he’s probably best known for the sequence of numbers that carries his name:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, [...]

coffee, new words and plans

Never underestimate the restorative power of a good cup of espresso. Today has been spent catching up on admin tasks, including marking the remaining 1st year work from last term.
And while I’m here, I sent someone this link to Tomato’s next book this morning. I found it largely by accident, while looking for examples [...]

the 2nd aspect

No real reason, just that that’s written on the post-it note nearest me. Today was mostly spent rearranging said post-it notes on a much larger piece of paper. Which sounds like fun, and actually was, in many ways. Some of these post-its have lines drawn between them, some have little notes scribbled in pencil [...]

oh, and

yes, I’m back. Not as much written as I’d hoped, but on a positive note I do know what the other half of the novel looks like, which I didn’t before I left. Now all I have to do is work out how to write 60,000 words of maze.
And I’m not verbose. No matter what [...]

guess what this one’s about…

It’s Wednesday, it’s the 10th of August, and it’s time to get Lost.
(can’t believe I wrote that. Terrible pun, Apologies all round)
In other news, Bret Easton Ellis has a new book coming out. What’s interesting to me is not necessarily that he’s written a book about being a writer in search of meaning in his [...]

Things That Are Explained

Well, there is a reason.
Way back when, I had an idea for a story. It was called ‘of Clockwork Men’ (actually it was called ‘of Clockwork Men and Small Acts of Kindness’, but no-one knows that anymore), and at the heart of the story where two things – the idea that the world isn’t as [...]

Responding to suggestions

It’s been suggested by one of my readers (I have readers…) that I blog about The Book. So, for the interested out there, and anyone who’s just plain curious, here goes…
First thing then. What’s it about? Well, it’s about (stealing a gag from Neil) 60,000 words at the moment thank you, and is getting longer [...]