Category Archives: Blogging

Bite your Tongue

As the title of my best selling book* amply demonstrates, one way to get people to notice your stuff is to say something rude. I think it’s fair to say that there is more to my book than the title, … Continue reading

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Why Write?

……. to¬†explain, to show, to tell, to persuade, to prove, to challenge, to provoke, to share, to get noticed, to explore, to examine, to reflect, to surprise, to express yourself ……. “A word after a word after a word is … Continue reading

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Curating your Feed

I’ve only ever had one tweet that I felt was truly, unacceptably abusive. I had just got in from a long drive on the M25, and I tweeted a comment about it. Clearly ‘M25’ was a trigger word for someone, … Continue reading

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Writing for Pleasure

There is something intensely pleasurable to me about placing words on a page. I regularly thank my lucky stars that people actually pay me to do something I love to do anyway. I enjoy my little blog, because it is … Continue reading

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Spoof!

Many years ago, when I was studying ‘A’ Level Art, my teacher asked us to write an essay about a well known modern artist. I’m not entirely sure why, but I decided to play a trick on my teacher. I … Continue reading

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I Am Not

I have some small measure of practical knowledge, but I am not an Expert or a Guru. I like to look to the future, and be experimental, but I am not a Progressive. I rather enjoy using a bit of … Continue reading

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Cannot Compute

Of all the blogs I’ve written, my favourites are not the ones where I tried to construct a coherent argument, but the ones where I said what I meant in an oblique, imaginative way. Often these blogs come out in … Continue reading

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Think for Yourself

I have a confession to make: I don’t read education books. I write them, obviously, but I very, very rarely read them, unless I’ve been asked to write a review. This is not meant to be some kind of anti-intellectual … Continue reading

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28 Days

The only way to get better at writing is to do it. You must free yourself up to do it first, but then you must sit down and put the words on the page. The great thing about initiatives such … Continue reading

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Dreams

“I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” W.B. Yeats It takes a lot of courage to share your writing. What will people think? What will they say? Will they like my … Continue reading

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