More writing on writing

A new post in my occasional series On Writing, discussing goals. Goal setting is popular in pop psychology (along with 'visualisation') but I'm not telling you to write down your goals. I feel like I've discovered the secret to goal setting, although actually it's research that's been around for years. I'll give you a hint: … Continue reading More writing on writing

No more Ms Nice Guy

Today's post is a review of John Pilger's new film The War You Don't See. It's screening tonight on ITV at 10.30pm. If you're in the UK, I urge you to watch it. If you follow this blog you'll know I believe that access to the truth, to reliable information, is essential for democracy. Watching … Continue reading No more Ms Nice Guy

Truth, lies and freedom

Well, there's no way I could stay silent on the Wikileaks issue, is there? If you know me at all, you know that I regard freedom of information as critical to democracy, and it's quite clear to me that's under attack right now. When dicks like the Daily Mail's Richard Littlejohn are protected, you know … Continue reading Truth, lies and freedom

Update: demand better media – now you can

If you liked my rant about media neutrality, The truth is out there, and we need it, you may be interested in supporting the campaign to challenge Murdoch's attempted buyout of BSkyB, Democracy Fail. You can also support the campaign by sending an email to your local MP via 38 Degrees asking him or her … Continue reading Update: demand better media – now you can