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Welcome to training, Stranger style

Welcome to training, Stranger style

Introducing our series of killer writing courses to help master your words and conquer your content….

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Mountweazels and trap towns: the curious world of copyright

copyright sign

From made up towns to made up words, people will go to all lengths to protect their copyright…

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Senior editor and producer wanted…

Senior editor and producer wanted...

[This position has now been filled. To see whether we’re recruiting more fresh talent, take a look at our News page.] If you pride yourself on your editing prowess, have a knack for developing creative concepts and an enviable grasp of the written word, we want you on our team. We’re looking for a bright creative […]

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Tooling up for the self-promo arms race

George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. Arms and Armour. [A tournament.] 1520. Time of Field of Cloth of Gold.

When everyone’s talking, how can you be heard? And is online self-promotion a world of opportunity, or a ‘self-promo arms race’ where everyone loses?

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Mad gods and creativity: an interview with Ian Armer

Amanda Webster copyright 2014

Opportunity, inspiration and the writing process author, screenwriter and director Ian Armer shares all…

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Open books, open doors

Open books, open doors

We all know the power of words. So the fact that today’s youngest generation has literacy levels only matching the eldest generation, is worrying to say the least…

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Exploring eloquence

Exploring eloquence

Is there something to be gained by rediscovering the lost art of eloquence?

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If you can track – and not make tracking your master…

If you can track - and not make tracking your master…

Can tracking your progress really help you write?

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Soul sanctuaries

Soul sanctuaries

Walls teaming with scribbled-on post-its, maps, photos and postcards. The floor carpet-bombed with clutter through which you have to wade to approach the desk. And the desk, dominated by towers of books ready to come crashing down around your head, a paperweight reformed from the bomb that fell on this very spot in early 1941 […]

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Patchwork Feeding

Patchwork Feeding

I’ve recently been helping proofread The Challenger’s Almanac, a bold and beautiful new book that brings together some of the most inspiring, creative and daring voices from across the business world to show how, if you swim against the tide and think the unthinkable, business really can be a force for good. Needless to say, […]

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I’ve got one word for you…

I've got one word for you...

Is it possible to describe an experience in one perfect, single word? The gauntlet had been thrown down…

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Fictional smokescreen? The Victorian opium den

Opium Den illustration

In the smog of Victorian England, fact and fiction can be tricky to decipher. Enter the opium den – truth or tale?

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Nothing really matters

Nothing really matters

What happens when the men in white  coats find something where there was nothing? We dabble in über science with a day of Dark Matter.

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Three is the magic number…

Three is the magic number...

Nominated for three of our projects  – why thank you Media Innovation Awards…

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On the other side of the stile was a whole new world

On the other side of the stile was a whole new world

An exhibition of literary-inspired art at Penlee House seems like a mighty fine place to Feed…

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Creating content: seven timeless tips

Creating content: seven timeless tips

Formats come and go, but the rules of communication will live forever.

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There’s a delivery for you

There's a delivery for you

Daniel Kitson stretches our grey matter with his one-of-a-kind stand up at Latitude. When it comes to delivery, this comedian has it nailed…

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Enlightened content

Enlightened content

Bare-faced honesty in marketing

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“You wanted to name him Salt”: creating content that connects

"You wanted to name him Salt": creating content that connects

“Copywriting is an art. Invest in your editors. Emotional incidentals make for great writing.” These and other gems from The Content Marketing Show…

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The marriage of granite and rainbow – how to write life

Writing Life

From random word association to Virginia Woolf, we discover the real lessons of life writing…

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‘Currant’ affairs

'Currant' affairs

What happens when you use a Victoria sponge recipe as a map?

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Be remarkable

Be remarkable

A day at David Hieatt’s – Do Lectures founder – provides some food for thought (and tummies)

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Ansel Adams and the art of description

Ansel Adams and the art of description

The National Maritime Museum shines a light on one of photography’s great storytellers….

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Rules to write by

Rules to write by

Elmore Leonard’s here to make us all better writers. Just follow the rules…

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The wildlife card

The wildlife card

You could be devilishly handsome, an artistic prodigy or have the singing voice of a young Welsh choir boy, but if you open your mouth and let a flurry of brash, thoughtless sentences pour out, you’re not likely to be thought of favourably. Which is possibly why Kate Moss has kept schtum for such a […]

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Enjoy the silence

Enjoy the silence

Rediscovering Margaret Attwood’s sense of vigil, when it comes to writing is silence truly golden?

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Moor scamperings

Moor scamperings

Becky, one of the actors sat on a chair in the middle of Sterts theatre. We, the writers, clustered around her in a semi circle. We watched silently as she became the old lady we’d been shown in the picture. The lady whose arm was held to the sky, asking for something but looking too […]

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Sleeping in the kitchen

Sleeping in the kitchen

Cooking is about capturing the imagination. Just like writing. So what better way to approach a recipe than with a story in mind…

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Lightbulb moment

Lightbulb moment

James Webb Young helps shed light on the mystery of coming up with ideas

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Business as Unusual

Business as Unusual

“Every entrepreneur is a great storyteller. It’s storytelling that defines our differences.” Anita Roddick rocks. Full stop.

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