Clever Content Podcast

As you perhaps know, these days I run my own freelance content studio. That means lots of writing for clients, but also a fair bit of podcasting, video making and workshop running too. One of my current projects is for a Sheffield agency called Content OD. I’m helping them out with their own marketing and […]

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I reread Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale earlier this year and my goodness, it felt more pertinent and devastating this time around. It is brilliant. Beautifully written. A powerful and painful experience that I highly recommend. I first read The Handmaid’s Tale – ooh, what? – almost 20 years ago. It was one of the […]

Weeds

It was National Flash Fiction Day over the weekend. Apparently. I don’t really know what that means, but it does give me an excuse to publish this piece of tiny fiction that I wrote a while ago. It was brought to life by my designer-pal, drawer-friend and all-round maker of things, Rich Wells. He tricked […]

My dad made me a pen

Like many 70-year-old men from the north of England, my dad isn’t one for emotions. I don’t recall him ever telling me that he loves me. Compliments are always thin on the ground. So like many children of 70-year-old men from the north of England, I have to assume that a) he does, and b) […]