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How Brexit is actually a GOOD idea…
- by shortandsmiley

It isn’t. It’s still batshit insane. And for the love of God, don’t vote for anyone who says it is.   #vivalaEU

Build a font or Invade Russia During Winter?
- by shortandsmiley

Your latest picture book work is done. Your agent is at the Bologna Book Festival promoting your stuff. You’ve finished all but one of…

JVenn Young Writers Awards Ceremony
- by shortandsmiley

  I am fantastically excited to announce that this Thursday (28th February) I’ll be presenting Awards to a bunch of talented young folk at…

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