I'm a graphic designer and writer in Northern Ireland. Welcome to my blog.

Musings on book writing

pencil eraser

I’ve been asked to author the first logo design book from Peachpit Press.

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Your readers are great writing inspiration

inspiration

Whether you publish a blog post three times per day, once every day, or even once per week, finding inspiration can prove troublesome. I’ve been able to keep a decent level of consistency up on my blog, posting on average every three days. I owe a lot to you, my readers.

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How do you write blog headlines?

Journalism headlines

When planning a blog post, I normally begin with a headline in mind. However, that doesn’t mean I use that headline once the article is complete, and I’m curious how many of you keep the original headline you thought of.

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Tips for writing effective press releases

Press release

Rather than add another ‘how to’ article to the long list of press release advice online, I’ll simply compile what I feel are worthy press release resources.

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How to improve your article headlines

Copyblogger

Brian Clark, of Copyblogger, asked his readers to submit article headlines as part of a headline improvement tutorial. I submitted the following headline, and Brian kindly offered his expert advice.

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