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Helping others to tell their stories, as well as telling my own

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My writing – April and May 2019

Round-up of published writing for April and May 2019, covering commissioned work and guest blogging.

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Knit happens

You know the mind squirrels, right? The thoughts that chase each other around your head at the precise point when you know you need to stop thinking those thoughts.

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Opening up the shop

I’m an independent communications adviser and freelance writer, and I’m looking to take on new work from June 2019. That seems like a quick and simple statement, but it’s been a while in the making. I’ve been to a lot of networking events across the south west over the last six months so that sentence…
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1958 film poster for a film called Carve Her Name with Pride. Poster shows Virginia McKenna in fatigues, holding a rifle.

Carve her name…with pride

Two years ago, me and a friend started a project. Carve her name tells the story, day by day, of women’s achievements throughout history. I’m putting my name to it now as I’ve spent the last few months bringing all the facets of my work together, working out how they fit to create one version…
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Who buried Paul, and audience’s need to create meaning

A 1999 talk on the ‘Paul is dead’ fan theory can teach us a lot about how audiences create stories from a few facts.

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The connection is made

BOOM! The Captain Marvel film makes the connection between 1990s riotgrrl and current #MeToo feminism.

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Give yourself a break…

Have a word with your boss-self if you are self-employed and grumpy about working on a bank holiday.