Shaping A Book As You Go Along
Reflections from working with authors.
Bots For Boris | Finding Fakery on Twitter
It’s not hard to find. And there’s a lot of it.
Plates And Mugs To Bring People Together
How it started with a couple of scribbled sketches.
Shared Envelope | A Minimalist Approach To Magazines
Something by post (snail mail).
Independent Ukraine | Look How Far It Has Come
Dispatches from Kyiv (updated).
Email Newsletters | Goodbye to Mailchimp
I couldn’t take it any more.
Homage to QWERT YUIOP | Everyday Writing
On the pleasures and specific challenges of typing on a screen and on paper
Riots, Brooms and Giant Whales | WTCTW 1
My best-selling book, 10 years on. Part 1 of a series (click to read the rest)
Write To Change The World
A writer’s impact is for others to decide. We only determine our intention
For Creative Types Who Want To Be Better Writers
I’m writing a book on How To Write, and sharing my process as I go along
The Adventures of Addison and Steele, plus Google Analytics
On starting a new publication
A Recipe For Writing
Don’t try to be perfect
From Successful To Psychiatric Patient
Public speaking took me around the world. After a series of traumas, I had a breakdown – but large part of my recovery came from public speaking
Plus, Some Popular Essays From The Archive
The Men Fighting Florida’s Python Epidemic
An invasive species its its way through the Everglades
We Won’t Go: Three British bankers and Enron
“Even I thought I was guilty when I read it”
How Richard Gere Changed My Life
He wasn’t an easy person to interview
198 Ways To Seize Power, Without Anybody Getting Hurt
If Gene Sharp had his way, there would be no more fighting
Eat Meat To Save The Planet
…but not quite as much as you probably eat already
Chris Langham: I’m One Of The Lucky Ones
Interview with an actor, straight out of prison
Sian Berry, Leader of the Greens
Fashion shoot, no hair shirts
Can ‘Bad Kids’ Turn Good?
One London woman believes they can
Are You The Right Man For The Job?
Psychometric testing, and me
Soul For Sale
Who wants mine?
This archive is big, overwhelmingly big. I set up this site early in the millenium, when the newspapers I wrote for didn’t seem to be archiving my writing. (Hah!)
My plan is to work through it all, and share the best of it in a new form – as well as writing things that are entirely new, for publication in newsletter.
Why publish in a newsletter? Why not just post it here on my website? Well, I’m increasingly drawn to writing in a way that isn’t entirely public. Partly that’s for me: I don’t always want to share everything with everyone. But also for you, dear reader, because many people don’t leave comments or reply to public posts but do reply to emails. I like to incorporate your observations and queries as I go along.
Naturally, I won’t mind if you don’t reply, or read them. Or indeed if you unsubscribe.