Mind Over Matter

  Walking over hot coals isn’t something I ever imagined doing. For some people it would be a simple case of mind over matter. But I’ve always favoured a more balanced approach. If extreme pain and potential hospital visits are involved, I tend to be a bit cautious. 

Old Pics & Features

After a little clear up of the office I came across this feature from a few years ago. Seeing me trying to play a decent game of poker made me laugh. I was interviewing Al Alvarez about his book ‘The Biggest Game in Town ‘, an account of the 1981 World Series of Poker.

Some Recent Articles

If you’re looking to spruce up your pad this Spring, grab a copy of today’s Daily Record. I have a few articles in their Stylish Homes Supplement, which is full of great ideas, hint and tips on how to decorate your home. Colour is big news this season – both inside and out – and can […]

Some Recent Articles

As well as helping out businesses with things like press releases and brochures, I also write for a few publications. With April just around the corner, many people will soon be thinking of spring cleaning, home DIY and house hunting. If you’re thinking about moving to the Edinburgh area, the ESPC is a great place […]

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. […]