Achievement Unlocked

Like the plumber with leaky taps and the painter with peeling walls, I’m the writer who has sadly all but deserted my blog. But I’m taking a moment to interrupt this program of consistent neglect to acknowledge a milestone: The Big Speakeasy celebrated its 10 year...

The Quest for the ‘One’ Word

Everyone loves, a good quest, right? This is about the quest for a single word to guide me through the year. Ok, so I know it’s March already, and these type of posts are traditionally published at the beginning of the year (you know, from when you’re meant to...

Less is more

Yes, you already know it: ‘less is more’. We’ve all heard the minimalist platitude ad nauseum – in so many contexts. And I know it’s been widely documented in relation to writing good copy. So much so that I probably don’t have a great deal to add to the conversation...