Word Power

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“Pen… mightier than the sword? Of course I believe it, my dear fellow… It may be a source of cliché, however, as a celebrated man of letters deeply in touch with the serendipity of his muse, I endorse the power of the written word wholeheartedly and without any undue reservation… words can topple dictators, invigorate the spirit and surpass all that is ugly… Read more.

Blood Snorts

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“Yes, I’m a writer.  Cross me at your peril.  I don’t understand the reason for your childish display of mirth, or the signs of low intelligence and poor vocabulary.  You should be careful my friend… My words are my rapier.   I can dip my pen into a pot of creative vitriol at will.  I can… Read more.

He’s A (Rebel) Writer

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“Imogen… this is Gavin… he’s a writer…” “Oh reeeally…” “Yeh…” “What sort of writer?” “I’m usually described as a writer’s writer… though most people tend to deify me as a cult incarnate; an uncompromising maverick… they think I’m hewn from a unique amalgamation of styles on the margins of the acceptable… they see me as… Read more.

A Novel Idea

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“What’s my new novel called?  Well, it’s the one with the long, windy enigmatic title apropos of nothing that is cynically designed to intrigue you with its hidden depths while you’re casually browsing in Waterstones but is really just a quick cash in on similarly-titled novels that have gone on to win awards and are… Read more.

The Ambition Thing

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How Is Yours Holding Up? Ambition is a complex word… it embodies an intangible; there is something of the night in its attribution – as if to find it in your DNA is to have discovered a defective gene in your mental make-up.  This is less about the presence of ambition but more about the… Read more.

Is This The Ugliest Little Word There Is?

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Mob… It’s only three letters and one syllable – but this brevity perfectly reflects the intrinsic knee-jerk reaction; the unthinking, often instantaneous urge for retribution that mob action entails.  It can be the unsavoury result of the endgame of both slow-burn or incendiary emotion but the fall-out remains the same. Mob is the short word… Read more.

The Like Virus

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 As if the austerity cuts, frequent storms, seasonal stress factors and the crisis in A&E have not produced enough of a strain on the populace of Britain… a government spokesman has identified the rise of an insidious epidemic among the young that threatens to spread unchecked to other defining social groups and demographics. The so-called… Read more.

Three Bits Of Advice For The Aspiring Copywriter

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ONE: Don’t get hung up on your work…  It’s all new… you’re keen and you want to impress… What do you want to do?  IMPRESS! When do you want to do it?  NOW! But if you really want to demonstrate you’ve got the writing stuff remember – it’s a collaborative game.  You get the chance to… Read more.

Passion Play

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 Passion is something you can’t escape.  PASSION is writ large.  These days it’s difficult to do anything without stumbling over this word.  There once was a time it was possible to enjoy; to love: to simply do something.  Or – heaven forbid – prior to the lifestyle explosion, occasionally pass your leisure time with a… Read more.