This seems to be an eternal question for people starting out in a creative career. The whole issue of "Should I work for free to establish a portfolio?' And if you're just starting out getting a body … [Read more...] about Should You Work For Free to Get a Portfolio? 12 Years later…..
Neill on Writing
I write for a wide variety of clients. Long form, 2,500 word features for print magazines. Compelling sales copy that inspires website visitors to click through. Social media quotes to make you smile and share.
Here I share my views on the process of writing and how you can be a writer too.
This follows on from my article on starting out as a writer. If you haven't read it yet, it's probably worth reading that first. For many of us, reading can actually be the hard part. It takes a … [Read more...] about Want to Write? Start Reading More
I hear from many people about how they wish they could write. It’s a declaration that always mystifies me. For me, I have a compulsion to. Even if nobody paid me to do it, I would still be there in … [Read more...] about Want to Write? I Hope This Helps
What are the most essential tools I use, every day, when producing and creative content? It's a question I am often asked, so here's my overview on what works for me and how you can save a lot of … [Read more...] about Ten Essential Tools I Can’t Live Without In Content Creation and One Reason Why They Won’t Help
Whether you aspire to be a better writer, or you simply enjoy reading a well written book, blog post or magazine feature, you will know that all writers have a style that develops over time. It’s ever … [Read more...] about Want to Write? Find Writers To Help Your Style
We’ve all had it. As a professional writer, sometimes I’m asked to write about topics that may not be the most enthralling. Most times, I write about things Im’ passionate about - both hates and … [Read more...] about Curing Writer’s Block – How To Write When The White Screen Stares back
Creating great content can be hard. I have regular discussions with business owners who understand the value of blogging and online content marketing. They are enthusiastic about the value it can … [Read more...] about The One Content Marketing Idea That Nearly All Business Owners Miss
“How can you find so much to say about just one car?” It’s a question I’m frequently asked with regard to the Porsche 911, generally by people who are perhaps not the most diehard of Porsche … [Read more...] about Three Porsche Features, three utterly different 911 genres, one Porsche magazine
When people hear how I make a living, firstly they’re surprised at the diversity of it. Right after that they start asking questions. They’re often quite interested and then, in a well meaning way, … [Read more...] about The Top Five Factors I Use When Deciding on an Interesting Feature to Chase
Imagine Publishing is a successful digital and print publishing group based on the south coast of England. I regularly write and create features for their Porsche magazine, Total 911. But the Porsche … [Read more...] about The Drones Book and Writing About Those Unmanned Objects
It can sometimes be difficult creating fresh locations when writing about and photographing cars, especially the more collectable ones. Unlike Press Cars, who’s objective in life is ideally to be … [Read more...] about I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
This was a self assigned photo shoot and feature for Historic Racer. Sometimes, you don't have the time to wait around for a magazine editor to give the nod, you've just got to go and do it. My good … [Read more...] about Lola F5000 Rattles The Windows
A good friend of mine once said to me, "I'll talk to anyone for five minutes. You never know who you're going to meet and where it will lead. After five minutes, I can always excuse myself." He was a … [Read more...] about The Day I Met Chris Garrett
As global online writing grows more prominent, as opposed to country-specific traditional print writing, I'm considering the important question of which language to write in and British American … [Read more...] about British English or American? Have the Americans Won?
I've just finished reading a great PDF download by motoring writer Mel Nichols entitled "Literary and international influences in automotive journalism" He presented the paper last year at Cardiff … [Read more...] about Great Motoring Journalism – What’s The Secret?