A poem about political willie-waving, plus a few…

Feeling irritated by the political lunacy going on in UK and US politics? Me too. Here’s my reaction. Please share yours!

Political poem on How To Write Better

THE BREX-WALL SPECIAL 2019

Here in year twenty nineteen
Give this poem a good eyeball
Politics just make us scream
Brexit chaos, Trumpy’s wall [Continue reading]

Valentine’s Day jokes and poems to make your day go with a, er, bang

A few years ago I curated some amusing Valentine’s Day (rude in places) content, and wrote quite a lot of new content in its honour.

Updated humour about Valentines Day on HTWBIf you should find yourself not quite in the gooey-eyed, romantic mood you should be in, say “to hell with it” and have some laughs. Here’s that content again…

Valentine’s Day rhyming couplets

Romantic first lines, not-so-romantic second lines

Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss
But I only slept with you, because I was p*ssed

I thought that I could love no other
Until, that is, I met your brother

Of loving beauty you float with grace.
If only you would hide your face. [Continue reading]

Apostrophes: a potty-mouthed poem about their misuse

how to suse apostrophes

This is pretty horrible, but should wake up apostrophe abusers a lot more than the weedy articles we see politely explaining how to use the poor little things. Apostrophe fascists around the (English speaking) world take note: share the … [Continue reading]

To blog or not to blog: that’s the silly question

Blogging is still alive

If I had a dollar, pound or euro for every time someone says either "blogging's dead" or "blogging's back" I could buy myself that drooly-gorgeous Louis Vuitton handbag I've been lusting after for years. Plus a new car. This whole blogging … [Continue reading]

What to write to bereaved parents – Part Two

What to write to bereaved parents

It's one thing to write about what to write in general terms. But when it happens to you, and the deceased child is a relative, wow - does that really bring it home. On Tuesday this week I sat in my car after attending an excellent business … [Continue reading]

Why writing capital Letters for the Wrong words makes them (and you) look Stupid

Misuse-of-capital-letters

Are you one of the increasing number of people who think that all you need to make a word more important is to give it a capital letter? As my business partner (an ex-Oxford University publisher/editor/author) would say, "why capitalise your … [Continue reading]

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