A yearly membership programme of workshops and courses, plus the teeny tiny thrill of supporting my work.
What You Get When You Join
- A signed, numbered, limited edition A5 art print welcoming you to SP
- Free, members-only livestreams, including workshops on topics you help to choose
- Monthly updates on my own projects
- A 30% discount on all artworks
Each month, I run a <45 minute workshop on topics relating to writing, speaking and making art.
I’ll share the recording afterwards.
Members will be notified beforehand about the specific topic. If you have any requests, I’ll be happy to hear them.
Twice-Yearly Reviews & Monthly News
I’m leaving some Reviews open to non-members to get a sense of what Special Projects is about. Click the picture to read.
As above, I’m leaving some open to non-members to get a sense of what Special Projects is about.
When you join, I’ll send you a signed, numbered limited edition A5 art print
You also get 10% off any other artwork.
Unlocking for others
As well as the members-only perks, your membership supports the production of projects that I want to make available publicly.
One that started in January 2023 is Think Like A Journalist:
Click to watch.
Other projects I share publicly have included several pop-up, limited-time newsletter series: Everyday Writing, Great Speeches of the 20th Century, Alt Text Challenge and How To Change The World: 10 Years On.
Together, these comprise a way to blow up ideas into something bigger. As you follow along, I hope it will be like looking into a notebook of work-in-progress on future books and essays.
I hope you like the sound of this.
Some questions you may have
Wasn’t this called “Adequate Projects”?
For a while, yes, though it started off as Special Projects – the name used by Craig Mod, whose own Special Projects inspired me. After my first year, I told him that I’d copied the name and general structure of his Special Projects, and he was fine about it. You’ll do it your own way, he said.
The word “adequate” amused me when I came up with the title of A Modest Book About How To Make An Adequate Speech, and it still amused me when I used it for my ADEQUATE Podcast. It doesn’t mean “rubbish”. It means good enough – and good enough is good enough.
But in Feb 2023 I reverted to Special.
Is it easy to unsubscribe?
Yes, instantly. Just send me an email. No hard feelings. I don’t want anybody unhappy.
Are my payment details safe?
Absolutely. I don’t see any of your details, and nor does anyone else. Payment goes through Paypal / Stripe.
I’ve never heard of you, just landed here. What should I read to get a sense of whether this is something I’d like?
If you like what you find, I hope you’ll come back.