Pothole Rage

Potholes. Nobody loves ’em but they are everywhere. And I mean everywhere! You can’t go a mile in Glasgow without encountering a crater destined to rattle your car to bits. bad weather has a lot to answer for but, to me, it just seems the roads weren’t up to much to begin with. You hear horror stories of people bucking their wheels and braking springs in their suspension all the time, but who’s to blame? Would the council pay out if you made a claim? What’s more likely is that the a van would drop round the next day, fill the hole with a mix of candy floss and rubber and claim the problem was fixed. Sure, the Scottish Government is giving an extra £15 million to cover ‘additional costs’, but really that’s not that much considering the how many holes there are, how many roads and how long winter will last. The new bumper sticker doing the rounds sums it up perfectly ‘I’m not drunk, I’m just avoiding the potholes’!.

Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]