Writing Tools

An old pencil and a scrap piece of paper. A fountain pen and leather-bound book. A laptop or even a phone. Every person has their own way of writing and figuring out what works for you is all part of the fun. personally I’m a fan of the shorthand book. Never expensive and easy to […]

How to Make a Deadline Every Time

Deadlines are funny things. For some people they bring on night sweats and days of increasing stress. Others thrive on the challenge of getting everything done perfectly on time. No matter what camp you place yourself in, deadlines are a fact of life. Whether you’re handing in an essay, filing an important report or simply […]

Jargon Is No Quick Fix

When you know your industry well,  it’s only natural for some buzz words and insider terms to creep in to your vocabulary. For colleagues and other workers, it’s always clear what it is you’re trying to say. But for the general public it can be a different story. In-house, jargon can be a light-hearted and […]

Commonly Confused Words

Word confusion is rife and something that we can all suffer from. If you’re tired and typing away, it’s easy to look at something, think it’s right and swiftly move on. Here are some classic confused words to look out for when you’re a busy bee tapping away on the keyboard. They have a tendency […]

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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. […]