This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.


22 09, 2016

Synchronicity and Collaboration


  In a world that’s full-up with social media, news, memes, blogs and work, it is easy to miss those magical moments when life tries to point you in the right direction: those times of serendipity when everything falls into place and you know you’re on the right track. It happened to me recently. I [...]

23 02, 2016

How to Find your Writer’s Voice


There’s a lot written in various books, magazines and websites about the importance of the ‘writer’s voice’ – that element of your writing that makes it uniquely yours – but many writers worry that they can’t find their voice; that they don’t even know what it is, or worse, that they’re merely emulating their literary [...]

13 01, 2016

Moments of Time


Cutting-up bits and pieces and rearranging them to create something new. In the wake of the sad news of David Bowie’s death, I have been thinking about the cut-up technique he used when writing lyrics. Also famously used by William Burroughs, the concept can be traced back to the Dadaists of the 1920s, where words [...]

20 11, 2015

Help! Songwriter Trapped in Publishing Company


An ode to writing and composing amongst eagle-eyed editors “It’s your turn to write a blog today.” Oh... It’s interesting being surrounded by writers and editors (note to self: look up the collective nouns – a ‘nib’ of writers, a ‘slash’ of editors?) how the immediate reaction to such a demand causes one’s throat [...]

2 10, 2015

Have A Go at our Five-Minute Writing Exercises


We know from feedback on our Absolute Beginners online writing course that our clients love the exercises where they write for five minutes incorporating certain words. Here’s Max Carr’s short story, which includes the words: Elvis, colander, trombone, lemon and bruise. We lived in a Spanish coastal town, in a tiny flat, surrounded by other [...]

14 09, 2015

The stuff of life


There is beauty in the mundane. Whilst driving to the northeast, I tuned into a local radio phone-in (around Peterborough, I think it was) and the subjects for discussion were wicker and cauliflower. You could ring in to share your thoughts about either topic, or both, if you had woven a wicker display cabinet for [...]