Ten tips on running a top workshop

Ten tips on running a top workshop

A very good graphic designer friend of mine – a wise man – once told me the reason he’d started teaching elements of design to friends who were getting in touch with him. It’s joyous to see someone pick up a new skill, he said. Just to see the...
Have you got a good investment?

Have you got a good investment?

When I’m running Afia training sessions, I often talk about reader investment, which might sound like a pension plan for bookworms, but is in fact much more interesting and important. Reader investment is the idea that, as readers, there are some things we really,...
Drunk on words

Drunk on words

Raymond thought we should drink too much of it at least twice a year, just on principle. Truman used it to get through the writing of one of his most challenging novels. While Jack, a Catholic, planned to employ it as a suicide aid. Me? I just thought it’d make for a...