Christopher Dean

Is Game Of Thrones Worth Your Time

Is Game Of Thrones Worth Your Time?

The new Game of Thrones TV series is coming out. This got me thinking about how my opinion of the franchise has changed over the years. Maybe, you feel the same? Let’s find out. The Distant Past When I was young and poor, and living on a…
Mary Sues & Why They Make The Best Protagonists 

Mary Sues & Why They Might Make The Best Protagonists

Mary Sues have become a catch-all insult for poorly written characters. People will often accuse a character of being a Mary Sue, especially when they don’t like the book or movie, instead of examining what is actually wrong with the writing. So, let me show…
Harry Potter And The Not Very Good Writing

Harry Potter And The Not Very Good Writing

Now, now, Potterheads. Put down your wands. I’m warded against your curses anyway. I don’t want to bash your fandom – just the poor style of its creator. I love Star Wars, but George Lucas is a poor filmmaker (He’s not Rian [pronounced Ryan] Johnson [1]…
How To Edit Your Podcast

How To Edit Your Podcast

Welcome to part three of our podcast series. In the first part, we discussed what you need to know about podcasting, in the second the equipment you need. Today, I will be discussing how to edit your podcast. Editing People are intimidated by editing of any kind.…
11 Things You May Or May Not Need

11 Things You May Or May Not Need For Podcasting

Welcome to part two of our podcast series. Podcasts have become a crucial part of blogging and, because we blog about blogging, we will be sharing what we know. In the first part, we discussed what you need to know about podcasting. Today, I will…
3 Things You Need To Know About Podcasts When You Know Nothing

3 Things To Know About Podcasts When You Know Nothing

Welcome to part one of our podcast series. Today I will be discussing three things to know when you know nothing about podcasting. Casting A Pod So everyone’s podcasting, maybe you should too. But what does it take to get it done? Herewith, I proudly present…
3 Things Bloggers Need To Know For 2019 And Beyond

3 Things Bloggers Need To Know For 2019 And Beyond

Blogging is now a career and one that can suit anyone inclined to work for themselves. But how do you make a living off posting your thoughts to the ether? We now live in an age where people have been doing this for decades. Their…
The Blog Economy - And Why We Need More Daves

The Blog Economy – And Why We Need More Daves

Writing for a living is a tenuous career choice. Traditionally, there are solid and grounded choices for people who enjoy the written word. But, if being a lawyer, or writing soaps or adverts, sounds soul-destroying, then you have launched yourself into the sea of uncertainly.…

Why Plain Language Matters In A Post-Truth World

After a world-tilting start to 2017, where a spokesperson for Donald Trump coined the phrase ‘alternative facts’ as if it actually meant something, it has become clear that communicating clearly and truthfully is going to become an uphill battle. (Read points 7 and 8 in…
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