DriverlessBookadile: Contents v.0.2

This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions. What goes in? This is a working document reflecting the current plan…

The DriverlessBookodile roadmap

One my my 2019 resolutions was to completely re-order DriverlessCrocodile and make it easier to find stuff by theme. I’d also like to collect the best insights and resources together in a series of five-minute pages that just might work…

Recommendation: Joe Marchese on the attention economy

This is an interesting piece from REDEF on what happens next in the competition for our ears, eyeballs and thoughts, with a link to a reading list at the bottom. Recommend. Organic food became a multibillion-dollar industry as people took a greater…

Joseph Conrad on art, writing and reaching your audience

All art, therefore, appeals primarily to the senses, and the artistic aim when expressing itself in written words must also make its appeal through the senses, if its highest desire is to reach the secret spring of responsive emotions. It…

Quick emails

There are two types of quick emails. There’s kind where you can handle it in five or ten minutes and… the job’s finished; someone else can get on with their job, so you avoid becoming a bottleneck; you can help…

Postbox: good info

Crikey, it’s a very long photo of a postbox – read on for some thoughts about information architecture and the Royal Mail. From a distance Everyone knows what a postbox looks like – if you’re looking for one, they’re easy…

Typo (2): error rate

The other thing about typos is how few we actually make relative to the attention we pay to them. A single spelling or grammar mistake in a thousand words leaps off the page – is embarrassing – but makes no…

Typo (1)

I was reading an article – a thoughtful, well researched, nicely structured, neatly expressed piece of writing about something important – when I came across the typo. “Ha!” ran my interior monologue. “This person is an idiot. I am smarter…

Five Questions: Krissie Ducker

1) Introduce yourself: who are you, what do you do, and why is it important? I’m Krissie Ducker. I am a screenwriter for TV, and one day I’d like to write a film that actually gets made (I’ve written many…

Resource: the parts of a book

If you’ve ever wondered if you’re looking at (or writing) a forward, preface, introduction or something else, you may find this helpful: Parts of a Book from iUniverse.