Writing for hire over the summer
I’ve had a intense few months over the summer, and that meant my writing for hire wasn’t my top priory. Now I’m refreshed by a trip to the Hebrides, I’ve gathered what I did get published below. It’s more than I expected, which is reassuring.
- The Exeter problem: Smaller cities need huge changes to their transport systems, too. I spent much of my summer helping my family through my mother’s final illnesses. That also meant I spent much of my summer using public transport in Exeter: follow me on twitter for occasional real-time rants. I’ve used that experience here, to illustrate why the promises to large metropolitan cities needs to be offered to smaller ones too.
- Non-violent protesters always face a violent response – until the system co-opts them. I’ve been reading the amazing Rise Up Women by Diane Atkinson, which is a blow by literal blow history of the suffragette movement. So when I read about the Mansion House protester’s treatment, it reminded me of one of the stories in Diane’s book. This was the resulting piece.
- Don’t Panic: reviving the Hitchhikers Guide. I was a fan of Hitchhikers before I even saw an episode of Doctor Who. I’ve taken the news of a new TV adaptation as a opportunity to push for more changes. Although I would like it to restore the Shoe Event Horizon.
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