Who Would be a Journalist?


Writing for a living can be a dangerous game. Loved by some, loathed by others, journalists need a thick skin in order to survive. Over the last 16 months the newspaper industry has faced unprecedented criticism. Lord Leveson’s inquiry into the practices and ethics of the press has brought to light industry scandals the likes […]

Behind Closed Doors

It’s fair to say that journalism has had a tough time of it lately. The Leveson Inquiry has rightly thrown many underhand practices into the open. Now, when you mention you’re a journalist, people can get a little uneasy. So when a friend recently told me he had simply stopped telling people what he did […]

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. […]