The Ground Game

Julie Hilling is next to me pounding the pavements on a cold and wet day in Johnson Fold. The Labour candidate for the Bolton West constituency says it’s not a place you pass through, you have to hunt out the locals here....
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A Poem Called Blancmange

A poem for National Poetry Day themed around truth. The poem is called Blancmange by Nikki Wordsmith which includes the poignant Brexit referencing line 'Words don’t like to be abused on a politician’s tongue'...
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Hunter S. Thompson’s Prescient 9/11 Column Still Holds True Today

When the self-invented gonzo and sports journalist's career was allegedly in a terminal nose dive he wrote this piece for his Hey Rube column in the couple of days after the planes hit the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, because as he says 'even ESPN were broadcasting war news'....
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Why Work With A Writer?

Dear You, you might well wonder what are the benefits of working with a writer? I often have thought that myself. Why would I employ me? But when you get into it and see the differences between words that serve as a function and words that are borne out of good writing,...
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UK General Election 2019 Prediction

I’ve done some number-crunching for everyone so you don’t have to think or do any of your own research or fact checking. Numbers of People Voting Labour ❌ ➡️ Remain 16m + 4m who’ve changed mind = 20m ➡️ Disabled people 3m ➡️ WASPI Women 3.7m ➡️ People Who...
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Couplets

A Rhyming Couplet is two lines of the same length that rhyme and complete one thought. There is no limit to the length of the lines. Rhyming words are words that sound the same when spoken, they don't necessarily have to be spelled the same....
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An English Joke

English teachers are some of the coolest people around so I'm sure they'll appreciate this little joke - it's funny and it's educational....
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My Dictionary

Before the days of the Internet I used to carry this little pocket rocket around with me....
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