Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day - a book review by Dawn Kofie

Review of Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day by Sam Bennett

There are 3 things that make Get it Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day, different from other productivity books. Firstly, unlike classics like The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People or Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity, it’s not about setting up systems that it’ll take a while to get […]

Writing Tools that will help make your life so much easier

Writing Tools (that will help make your life so much easier)

Writing’s hard. And, unfortunately, nothing’s ever going to take the place of putting your bum in your chair, your fingers to your keyboard (or pen to paper), and getting the hell on with it. But there are writing tools out there that can take the weight off, and help you produce more polished prose. Here […]

Speechwriting Tips by Dawn Kofie

Speechwriting tips to help make sure you don’t send your audience to sleep

Have you ever listened to a speech so rambling and tedious that you felt a tidal wave of relief when it finally ended? Yup, me too. These speechwriting tips will make sure that you never subject anyone to anything that torturous. They’ll help you engage, entertain and delight your audiences. (Instead of making them feel […]

May I Have Your Attention Please

Book Review: May I Have Your Attention, Please? Your Guide to Business Writing That Charms, Captivates and Converts by Mish Slade

When it came to deciding what to call their copywriting business, Mish and Rob Slade went for Mortified Cow. (Unfortunately there’s no entertaining story about how it happened, because the couple just ‘pulled it out of the air’.) Mortified Cow’s a strategic choice. A take-no-prisoners kind of name that bangs a drum while yelling, ‘if […]

Christmas Presents for Writers

Christmas Presents for Writers (that aren’t tote bags or mugs with typewriters on them)

Lists of Christmas presents for writers often give the impression that all the wordsmith in your life wants is a: notebook fancy pen mug or tote bag with a picture of a typewriter on it mug or tote bag with a literary quote on it mug or tote bag that demands you leave them alone […]

Great books for writers to read

Brilliant Books to Read if You Want to be a Better Writer

You want to be a better writer. But there are masses of books about writing and creativity out there. (A quick search on Amazon.co.uk shows over half a million results for books on writing, and over 30,000 on creativity.) Some are motivating, helpful and wise, and others are long-winded, dreary and humour-free. So here are […]