I normally have an opinion on everything, but…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Events |

For a second I was confused by the text message ‘Of course you’re right…he,he,he’, in response to mine girlishly gushing about Jeremy Paxman being in the same audience for a Fringe show. Then I remembered how this friend had teased, years ago, that my idea of a perfect evening would be one spent arguing Paxman into admitting defeat and that I was right. Oh dear. I do have strong views. I’m never short of an opinion. But I know when to...

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Seen any good films…sorry…UFOs recently? The persuasive powers of content

Posted by on Aug 17, 2009 in Editing, Print |

Someone once told me I was suggestible. And I believed them. A couple of Christmases ago a friend was commissioned to write a New Years resolution piece for a national paper. She was to write about her attempt to give up smoking. Come 1 January she would be giving up with Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking. I had never heard of him or his method. On the way home from the pub I popped into a book shop and found the self-help section with its...

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