Tag: writing

Evolution of My Workspace

A look at my various workspaces over the years, from desktop PCs to laptops, corner desks, standing desks, and dedicated offices.

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How Do You Describe a Cigarette You’ve Never Smoked?

I noticed my earlier post about how I got started writing proved popular. As I cast my mind back to those days, I recalled the gig that required me to write copy in for a website or print catalogue of Eastern European cigarettes. The odd thing about this is that I was a…

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A Bit About How I Started Writing For Money

I suspect the neighbours think I sit on my backside all day long watching TV or playing videogames. Since this day in 2010 I have been earning money from writing, mostly for websites and magazines, and in 2014 I added editing to my skillset. A key advantage of all of this is that…

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A Life in the Day of a Tech Writer

You probably know the format. It’s a description of a typical day, famously occupying the back page of the Sunday Times Colour Supplement ( I believe they call it a “magazine” these days) with a focus on the notable in culture and society. The Tom Baker one is a scream. It’s also a…

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Writing for Myself

Exploring the benefits of writing for yourself, rather than to a preconceived idea of what agents and publishers are looking for.

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Forever Awesome

I’m awesome, you’re awesome, we’re all awesome. Equally, we’re pretty awful at times. We all make mistakes, carry guilt, have regrets – often for things that have been forgotten by everyone else – and, basically, are human. Social media is a place where mistakes are amplified. Minor infractions seem to get the same…

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Lockdowns: Great for Writers, Not So Great for This Writer

It’s been months since my last blog here. It’s funny; I wouldn’t have previously believed the saying “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” but the past 12 months seems to have proven this to be the case. A by-product of lockdowns and tiered restrictions has been home schooling. And where…

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