I don’t get too worked up about grammar in song lyrics. But here are some lyrical missteps that remind me of common problems inexperienced writers face.
Our Prime Minister’s wheat field trespassing was outrageously naughty. But was it mischief? Or shenanigans? I’ve been pondering the silliness of synonyms.
Good writing doesn’t have to be breathtakingly eloquent. But it does have to be crystal clear. Here are some dead simple ways to fix ambiguous phrases.
I really enjoyed Motown the Musical. But I have serious beef with a poster that was plastered all over the theatre. So let’s give it a proper post-mortem.
Most of the work I do is confidential, so it's always nice to be involved with something public. It's so satisfying to see it's final iteration. Such lovely design work by Fabrik Brands too. mpc...
No need for a lengthy intro here. Let's get started. 1. Why I hate the word: Facilitate If you ever use this word, stop and think to yourself, 'what's wrong with help?' Helping something along is just the same as facilitating it. Help is a nice, simple word that even...
I try my hand at reviewing a book – Confessions of a Conjurer by Derren Brown. Although I’ll be honest, I’m mostly only interested in the language and writing aspects of the book.
My CV writing is pretty on-point at the moment. Check out my new recommendation from the wonderful and inspiring Katrina Neal on my 'who I am' page.
Oasis Drinks recently produced the most facepalmable tweet of the summer. But their ‘refreshingly honest’ tone often works really well.
I’ve got a bee in my bonnet. It’s about businesses who capitulate as soon as they offend someone, instead of seeing the value of a constructive debate.