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Writer for hire: Autumn 2019

We went to see Little Women at the very end of December 2019. I absolutely delighted in the scenes of Jo March, writer for hire, negotiating with her editor. I really enjoyed this adaptation, which played around with flashbacks and broke the fourth wall. Like, I suspect, a lot of women who write, Jo March…
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Writing retreats – building your own

Here’s my DIY to create a writing retreat that reinvigorates your creativity.

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Building an ethical framework around disinformation

Communicators are – or should be – held to ethical standards around misinformation and disinformation. Here’s how to provide some tools for building an ethical framework that can inform your approach.

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5 sources of free valuable audience insight

Understanding your audience is critical. Here are five sources of free, valuable audience insight for communicators and writers.

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Exe-Lit festival’s second year delivers

Exe-Lit festival’s second year showed how a small city can deliver creativity, as has Exeter’s recognition as a UNESCO city of literature

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How does information flow in your organisation?

I’ve been reading the Remotely Interested report from Jenni Field (Redefining Communications) and Benjamin Ellis (SocialOptic). I was particularly interested in the findings about line management and information flow.

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The only essential writing tools I always have with me

I can happily procrastinate with stationery for *weeks*. Here’s the essential tools my decades of research have settled on.

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There and back again: how solo travel can clear the mind

One of my ambitions for going freelance is regaining my creativity. I’m trying to get a balance between fiction, non-fiction and adviser work. To do that, I needed to rebalance my thinking so I booked myself some solo travel. I’ll cover how to make the most of a week’s retreat in a future post: this…
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Talent has no postcode

I wore my indie comms adviser hat last week, attending the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) South West annual general meeting. It’s reminded me why I’m a member.

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Writing for hire over the summer

I know what I did this summer. Here’s the list of the writing for hire I got published, with insight into why I pitched them.