A slightly belated Happy New Year to you all.
It occured to me that you might be interested in a lot of links that I’ve either created or found useful in my writing and training activities. The current list is on my main tebbo.com website.
In the videos – either two of around 20 minutes each, or two sets of eight mini-videos – Alison O’Leary (PR and coaching wizard) asks me pointed questions about business writing and handling traditional media. I answer from the heart and hopefully provide food for thought.
The other links are mainly to material that I’ve read that inspires me. Although, in one case, it irritated me at the same time.
There are no catches – I don’t ask for contact details or fire ads at you.
Here’s an extract:
George Orwell, Why I write
Publisher, writer and poet, Felix Dennis, on Journalism or Churnalism? (PDF download)
(Felix died on June 22, 2014. A great loss, and a personal one too. My wife and I were lucky enough to spend nine days as Felix’s guests in his Mustique hideaway in early 2014. I blogged about his passing here.)
The Inverted Pyramid of writing from the Air Force Departmental Publishing Office (AFDPO)
Writing Tools, by Roy Peter Clark
Grammar & Style, by Michael Dummett
Essential English, by Harold Evans
Lost for Words, by John Humphrys. It’s a bit of a rant.
Writing that Works, by Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson
Other useful links:
Inspiration from Tom Foremski – how every company is becoming a media company.
How to handle the media – an interactive reminder of how to handle journalists (and others)
YouTube videos (me and Alison O’Leary) on business writing and media skills