What a Computer Does When You Turn it On

Have you ever wondered what happens when you press the power button on your computer? Well, it’s pretty straight-forward, really. Your average PC or Mac is designed in such a way that the parts are interchangeable, so when it turns on, it has to check to see if any of its parts have been removed …

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Do I write Mum and Dad, or mum and dad?

This can be a difficult thing for a lot of people. Most of the people I know (non-writers mostly) don't know when you should capitalise words like mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunty, and any other variations of these words (eg: ma, granny, pa, papa, unck, grandfather, etc). There is an easy answer to this, …

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What Do They Mean by “Show, Don’t Tell”?

As writers, we constantly get told to “Show, don’t tell”. Now that’s easy for them to say, but what does that even mean? How do we “show” something? How do we know that we are “telling” instead? It’s all too confusing. I’ll try to explain, because I didn’t have a clue what they were on …

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Novel Themes – Tamisan (Tamisan Book 1)

What defines us? What makes us who we are? Is it our appearance? Our personality? Our family? Our past? Our education? Our memories? Or is it a combination of all of these? What if someone took one of those things away from you? How would you feel? Incomplete? What if someone changed your appearance without …

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