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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



#chapowrimo
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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