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Castles in the sand
May 1, 2015, 04:58
Filed under: CPD, SLA NY | Tags: ,

Our theme in SLA New York this year has to do with using the chapter as your sandbox, eg. a safe environment in which to experiment in order to gain new skills and experiences. For the latest edition of the chapter ezine, B2E, the editorial team put a call out for articles which touched on this theme, and I thought I might contribute something. On reflection, it occurred to me that without really┬áthinking about it in these terms I’ve been using SLA NY as my sandbox ever since I joined the chapter, so I took this as my theme for the piece. (I’ve reposted the full text below, but you can find the original piece on the B2E site at this link). Continue reading

October 25, 2012, 23:15
Filed under: Chartership | Tags: , , , ,

On twitter a little earlier today the ever-brilliant Helen Murphy coined the expression #chapowrimo, or Chartership Portfolio Writing Month. Based on the daily commitment to producing a certain wordcount espoused by participants in NaNoWriMo, this idea leapt off the screen at me as a great way to overcome my portfolio-finishing block. Continue reading

Tip top text
May 8, 2012, 10:06
Filed under: CPD, Social media | Tags:

On Wednesday 25th April I attended a fantastic course on writing for exhibitions and social media. Run by Rebecca Mileham and Dea Birkett, aka textworkshop, it was a lively, engaging and stimulating day, with a great mix of listening and participation. Continue reading

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