March 18, 2016 § Leave a comment
We’ve counselled sadness, anger, overexcitement and scaredy-catness.
We’ve listened to 40-line direct message rants.
We’ve discussed comma splicing, malapropisms, over-adverbing and Fit Boys.
We’ve got braver with pricing.
We’ve stood up for our writing.
We’ve learned how to spot and deal with dickheads.
We’ve used our individual subject areas to help each other with scary new projects.
We’ve poked, prodded and praised our way to greater collective confidence.
We’ve developed shared principles and disagreed where necessary.
We’ve prescribed books and blogs like homeopathy zealots.
We’ve retweeted, pimped, blogged about and commented each other to higher things.
We’ve become an always-on bat-signal tribe.
We’ve become IRL friends.
We’ve also planned a free talk for new copywriters, to help them gather support around themselves as they get into the industry. Just like we did with each other.
February 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
This is a photograph of me and my copybuddies sitting on some wasteland by the Thames, wearing bold headwear, big jumpers and celebrity sunglasses. We have a Thermos, in which there is something potently warming. We built that fire out of some old pallets. I don’t know where we got our personalised director chairs from but they’re great. They’re the oversized kind that make you look like tiny children, as you can see.