What Kafka’s Poseidon and I — and probably every other freelance — have in common.Read More
You cannot assume that every reader will know what words like 'etc' will refer to or included.Read More
Baking with Kaka is a great book, especially if you're a writer and an avid reader.Read More
Where to have coffee and buy books in Hampstead, London.Read More
It's always difficult to get the balance right between hard sell and soft sell. Joe Coleman's website allows you to choose your own level of (dis)comfort!Read More
I am not sure what to read next, so I've decided to fall back on a motto I've just coined: "When in doubt, leave nothing out"! What are you reading this summer?Read More
The café I like to write in is full of books and magazines, which not only creates a fine bibliographic atmosphere but also encourages me when my self-doubt starts winning. There is a slight problem though...Read More
Willow and his family would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
For anyone who thinks that writing with a computer is not that different from doing so with pen and paper, maybe this short video will change your mind – and put a smile on your face!
Here is a set of rules that I hope you will find useful. The way I see it, readers’ time is far too precious to waste. People are made to feel guilty, or have somehow been conditioned to feel guilty, if they don't read every possibly useful report. Or every relevant newspaper article. But as writers, or content producers, we have a responsibility too. Here are some rules which I am gradually starting to live by myself.
Back in April 2010 Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) posted a useful article reminding students that when it comes to succeeding academically, accuracy in using the language still counts.He lists a set of rules which humorously make the point, such as "Avoid clichés like the plague." My question is: do the same rules apply to bloggers?
We’ve all heard of “laws” such as Murphy’s Law (If anything can go wrong it will go wrong), but how about laws which are especially pertinent for writers? I’ve been doing a spot of research, and have come up with these timeless gems. I’ve included the references in case you wish to delve further into any of them.