Tag Archives: Writing

The Colour of Magic

A great artist doesn’t paint a face: they frame a space that we see the face within. A few deft lines delineate empty paper from empty paper and yet, somehow, the face exists. Terry Pratchett would write like that: creating … Continue reading

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Voices

Whispering in the wind, echoing through hallways, buzzing like an angry fly down a bad phone line or whispered tenderly late at night. Voices of purpose and intent, voices that implore or beg us to take action, bullying or directive … Continue reading

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Grounded by the mud on my boots

Fire forms the beating heart of the house: by day, just a background image, flickering weakly, demanding food every few hours. By night though, as the darkness crawls up the side of the valley, it reaches out: a red flame, … Continue reading

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Styles of Storytelling

I’ve been running a workshop all day today, touching on storytelling in learning. I just wanted to capture some of the elements that i covered. We looked at approaches to storytelling and thought about how the stance and style affects … Continue reading

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Performance Support in the Social Age: sharing an extract

I’m writing a new book this week, about ‘Learning and Living in the Social Age‘. That’s the provisional title… regular visitors will know i like to #WorkOutLoud, so i share sections as i write instead of doing a dedicated blog … Continue reading

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Sharing extract from the new book: ‘Working & learning in the Social Age’

Chapter 3: “Performance Support in the Social Age” I’m writing all this week, developing a new book, which has the provisional title “Working and Learning in the Social Age“. As usual, I’m #WorkingOutLoud and sharing some extracts as I go. … Continue reading

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The Point of Books. Not just Facebook.

A somewhat unfair media reaction today to Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion that books can be great, “allowing you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way“. I’m all for books all for people who espouse their virtues: … Continue reading

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