The curse of the blank page and blinking cursor

In the writing training I’ve delivered, I’ve found that people tend to face a couple of common challenges when it comes to getting going. Either they don’t know where to start, and they sit staring at that blank Word document and the blinking cursor, or they can’t prioritise information and form a coherent train of thought, so they “vomit” huge amounts of info on to the page and end up with what teachers call a “dog’s breakfast”. I’ll chat about…

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4 good reasons to take on work that scares you

One of the things I love about freelancing is the variety it affords. I’ve written feature articles on everything from musician profiles to start-up marketing advice, whisky collecting, the state of gender equity in local business and even perfume bottle design. I feel like I get to learn something new every day! Sometimes, however, I get the chance to work on something that really is completely outside my comfort zone. It’s been one of those seasons for the last few…

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