Working for free
Conventional wisdom states that you should never work for free, for all the obvious reasons. But some reasons aren’t always obvious to those on the outside.
Launching my book design website
Earlier this year I launched a website that combined my web-design business, my book-design service and my personal journal. It was a bit of a mess and I quickly realised I’d made a big mistake.
Launching my new writing site
Earlier this year I launched an “all of me” website: a confusing mix of business card, portfolio and personal journal. I was immediately unhappy about it and realised I’d made a big mistake.
Verging on something new
From today, I have a new role. I am The Verger, designer-in-chief at Burdizzo Books, a small independent publisher of horror fiction.
What is front-end development?
Front-end development plays a key role in the production of any website or app. But as the role has matured and branched out, consensus around what a front-end developer actually does seems to have disappeared.
Feeling good about unfinished things
For as long as I can remember, I’ve entertained myself with creative hobbies. I’ve started hundreds of different projects but rarely finished any of them. But perhaps finishing them isn’t the point?
84 Words at Number 84
Our local cafe started a new social event for writers tonight. “84 Words” is a writing social for anyone with an interest in writing. Given my inability to get pen to page with any frequency, I thought this would be a good way to kick myself into action…
One Month of 100 Words
One month ago I set out to write one short creative scene every day for 100 days. How has this worked out for me so far?
100 Words for 100 Days
I’m setting myself a goal to write a short scene every day for 100 days. It’s been more than 25 years since I’ve written anything creative so this is how I will start.