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Coffee on Keyboard

Not a C|N>K event sadly. Somehow I managed to let go of a full cup of coffee two inches above the side table while talking to my daughter yesterday morning about what we were going to do. The laptop took some collateral spillage from the back. It was hibernating at the time and didn't initially look like it was in danger, being on the sofa arm rather than the adjacent side table. After I'd mopped up from the floor I realised that there were splashes on the machine and when I opened it up to check inside the keyboard was wet. So was the inside of the battery compartment. The good news is that I didn't lose any data, although my reserve machine (my 2009 vintage netbook) can't be described as a hot fail over.  So I have copied some of the…
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A215 Poetry – Coffee Cravings

Having done the section on fiction (and written a 2,200 word short story, or rather four of them, two of which were way too long) the next part of the course is on Poetry. For six weeks or so I'll be trying to write some poetry.  I was finding poetry rather baffling, I've never had a problem writing prose, it just sort of rolls off smoothly. The first chapter in the Big Red Book about it, Chapter 12, wasn't really that helpful for me, I didn't think it was offering anything new over what we've already covered at the beginning of the course. Mainly it was a series of writing prompts and exercises on inciting creativity. There was nothing about what made this stream of text poetry as opposed to prose. However, Chapter 13 is quite different, and while reading it I've…
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