I’m Alex Armstrong, a front end web developer and occasional writer. I’m the Program & Technology Officer at the AMICAL Consortium. While I am not accepting new work at the moment, I’m always interested in hearing about exciting ideas and collaborations.

I usually blog about writing, mindfulness, productivity and the intersections thereof. I’m also prone to creative non-fiction (memoir), especially slice-of-life vignettes.

You can get in touch with me on Twitter (@alehandrof) or by email at: hello@alexarmstrong.net

Totally True Facts™

  • I hold an MSc in English literature from the University of Edinburgh. My thesis was entitled “The novel as a moral genre: John Gardner’s theory of fiction”.
  • I’m a shambrarian, a word which you should not look up and instead imagine that it derives from the same root as shamanism, Shambhala, or something else magnificently mystical.
  • I like Markdown, revisionist Westerns, humanist typefaces, the smell of coffee and the prose of Borges.


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