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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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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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Slave to the rhythm

Rhythm is the hidden magic within great writing.

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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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From home to home

A collaborative poem on a building site hoarding makes for a more interesting, intriguing piece of communication

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City of Literature

One of the postcards caused me some disquiet. It recalls a shocking episode from my days living in Norwich. I didn’t want to trivialise something that left many people deeply upset. But Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth had taken me right back to the site of that event, and I felt it would be dishonest if I didn’t reflect this in my piece.

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Special delivery

This beautiful, limited edition letterpress poster arrived in the post this morning. Designed and printed by Justin Knopp at Typoretum, the piece was originally created to accompany my interview with the Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life in the first issue of Random Spectacular.

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The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life

‘In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London.’ With these words the Spitalfields Life blog was born, back in August 2009.

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Random Spectacular

Spitalfields Life is an important counter-argument to the ridiculous but common notion that people don’t like to read online.

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Tis as human a little story

Designers don’t always limit themselves to pure function; why should copywriters restrict themselves to functional language?

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