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