Category Archives: Storytelling

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DESIRE LINES My studio window looks out on a dog-leg junction where Hackney Road and two side streets meet in an awkward configuration. A few steps east is a push-button Pelican Crossing armed with traffic lights, CCTV, illuminated bollards, solar panels, audible signals, flashing countdown numerals, metal railings and access ramps mounted on a raised […]

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The Serious Business of Stories

On brand storytelling – I can promise you conflict, strong views, a horrendous piece of jargon and a nice photograph of Zippy and George from Rainbow.

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A Fourth World

It is a love letter to what can unite us; perhaps even a glimpse of a future world without borders.

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Yes, no, definitely maybe

The battle for and against Scottish independence is inspiring some fine writing.

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26 Words

From random selections to choosing to create a strict Vinca verse form, this project was brought to life through the liberation of constraints.

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Me, you and the goats

What can copywriters learn from behavioural economics? Can social media measurement improve the way we write? Should writers turn to neuroscience to better understand what’s going in readers’ minds? What exactly is tone of voice? How do you write memorable strap lines? Could you make more money as a writer? Does storytelling really have a […]

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Slave to the rhythm

Rhythm is the hidden magic within great writing.

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Rock Paper Scissors

To mark William Burroughs’ 100th birthday (snippets of him live on in all of us) here’s a bunch of vids. A Man Within CIA Assassin? Thanksgiving prayer William Burroughs photographs Love your enemies Shotgun paintings Dr Benway operates The Threepenny Opera Destroy all rational thought Cut-Ups Junkie Cut-Up Balloons in Black & White Commissioner of Sewers […]

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SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP

  I spent my schooldays staring the glass out of the windows. The poverty of expectation suffocated aspiration. The punitive discipline blunted everything about us. Teachers yawned their way through lessons. I had been imprisoned for a crime I had not committed. I hid from bullies and sports masters in music and art rooms, inventing […]

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Why stories matter

If there isn’t something to oppose or resolve it isn’t a story.

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