Is all writing copy writing?

I would argue (today) that all writing is copy writing. Including journalism, reviews and other forms, because it is essentially promoting the worthiness of its own subject e.g. promoting the experience of listening to music, in the case of an album review. In that sense, it’s like philosophy. It argues…

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Why I write. (My reply to Jeff Goins)

A reply to Jeff Goins, here: http://goinswriter.com/why-i-write/ I write… Because I only know what I think when I write, and I only know what I feel after I’ve written, mused, and write more. I’m closer to what makes me, me. And what I want to say, to assert that. To clarify, for…

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Snippets from my play (1)

These are a couple of snippets that were taken out of the play I am writing “Life, Death and Journalism”. It’s in the second-third draft stage and needs work. Jack is a journalist encouraged to resign by his editor after his own existential crisis on the point of journalism, and…

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Keep it together, writer

How does a writer keep it together? Writers have egos (at least, I do), a brand, a face, and a myriad of options to write and experiment, particularly online. Bits and pieces here and there submitted to competitions, freelance work, your own blog, writing to perform, and all this just…

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A racy super pen

  What a joy to drive – I mean, write with – this red-blooded supercar… pen.   This Ferrari 500 pen will make people turn their heads and bump into things. But the delight is in the writing. The emblazoned clip with prancing horse emblem is heavy enough to weigh…

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Poem: Triple Dip

Triple Dip A writer’s tale of the recessions   At the first dip my editor wanted me to move faster. With no time to love or study, I flew across the world in a hurry. But my work life flashed before my eyes when I was first at the scene…

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Arts Council bans unpaid intern ads!

AWESOME NEWS ABOUT ARTS INTERNSHIPS! The Arts Council England has posted a public warning to employers recruiting unpaid interns via their jobs website http://www.artsjobs.org.uk. The announcement, featured prominently on the home page and every page, reads: Unpaid opportunities We recognise that there is great value in people having access to…

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On being lonely

I want to write but I don’t want to be lonely. I get lonely.   When I have poured myself out onto the page or work in isolation, I look up in a haze for interaction to fill up.   Some writers like that. And I feel worse about it…

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