Month: March 2016

Party politics – and not in the way you think

An arts hole? I’m a fan of Jeff Bridges (especially Starman and The Big Lebowski) and a fan of Simon Pegg (especially Spaced and Shaun of the Dead), so the film How to Lose Friends and Alienate People was a natural choice as it featured both of them. I awarded it a bonus point awarded …

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How to win at the freelancing game

How to win at the freelancing game  Seven counter-intuitive ideas that actually work. 1.  Be unavailable When you first start out you want to spend as much time as possible on your computer. After all, the Internet doesn’t keep office hours, so why should you? Surely all clients will be grateful for that? Not necessarily. Same …

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Writers in films

I was watching a film noir classic on MUBI last week and it got me thinking about all the films that have writers in the spotlight. Some offer a sliver of insight into the writing process, some perpetuate myths, and some are just entertaining.Here are the ones I could recall at the kitchen table that …

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