Category Archives: creativity

More books on publishing

The audience at my ‘Books on publishing’ talk last week was kind enough to volunteer suggestions of their own. Two suggestions in response to my ‘representations of publishing in fiction’ post script were: Robert Bolano, 2666 PD James, Original sin

More books on publishing

The audience at my ‘Books on publishing’ talk last week was kind enough to volunteer suggestions of their own. Two suggestions in response to my ‘representations of publishing in fiction’ post script were: Robert Bolano, 2666 PD James, Original sin

Getting started in the creative industries: review of Creative Review

I bought the current (August 2016) edition of Creative Review (CR) because of its focus on getting started in the creative economy. My work as mentor frequently brings me into contact with people wanting guidance in this area. The edition comprises

Getting started in the creative industries: review of Creative Review

I bought the current (August 2016) edition of Creative Review (CR) because of its focus on getting started in the creative economy. My work as mentor frequently brings me into contact with people wanting guidance in this area. The edition comprises

Creative places: elegy for Fleet Street

I’m a member of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. The society is named after Wynkyn de Worde, the first printer in Fleet Street. The heyday of Fleet Street has long since passed, but today the last two remaining journalists depart

Creative places: elegy for Fleet Street

I’m a member of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. The society is named after Wynkyn de Worde, the first printer in Fleet Street. The heyday of Fleet Street has long since passed, but today the last two remaining journalists depart

The joy of washi: for World Stationery Day

The week beginning 25 April is, in the UK at least, National Stationery Week (#natstatweek). And Wednesday 27th is World Stationery Day (#WorldStationeryDay). The post below, reblogged from a previous occasion on Monographer, is the final post in a mini-series

The joy of washi: for World Stationery Day

The week beginning 25 April is, in the UK at least, National Stationery Week (#natstatweek). And Wednesday 27th is World Stationery Day (#WorldStationeryDay). The post below, reblogged from a previous occasion on Monographer, is the final post in a mini-series

Professionalism in writing: for National Stationery Week (II)

The week beginning 25 April is, in the UK at least, National Stationery Week (#natstatweek). Wednesday is World Stationery Day (#WorldStationeryDay). This post is designed as the second in a mini-series for the occasion. A doctoral researcher in the department

Professionalism in writing: for National Stationery Week (II)

The week beginning 25 April is, in the UK at least, National Stationery Week (#natstatweek). Wednesday is World Stationery Day (#WorldStationeryDay). This post is designed as the second in a mini-series for the occasion. A doctoral researcher in the department

Creative Business: a review

Creative business: 10 lessons to help you build a business your way (Volante, 2010) by Tobias Nielsen, Dominic Power, and Margret Sigrun Sigurdardottir, is a tool designed to help creatives wise up on the business side of creativity. As the

Creative Business: a review

Creative business: 10 lessons to help you build a business your way (Volante, 2010) by Tobias Nielsen, Dominic Power, and Margret Sigrun Sigurdardottir, is a tool designed to help creatives wise up on the business side of creativity. As the

An experiment in writing: the ambient noise of cafes

I enjoy working in cafés. Favorites include (in Cambridge), West Café and Grads.  Which means that I was interested when research on the effect of ambient noise on  productivity and creativity, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, was discussed and

An experiment in writing: the ambient noise of cafes

I enjoy working in cafés. Favorites include (in Cambridge), West Café and Grads.  Which means that I was interested when research on the effect of ambient noise on  productivity and creativity, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, was discussed and