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The airstrike vote – I’ve seen this before

Whatever my personal opinion on airstrikes in Syria, I always felt that a majority vote in favour of them had a chill inevitability. This lingering feeling of precognition comes from the behaviour of a cohort of post-graduate politics students I

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Mental Health and the Media: A Linguistic Overview

Today’s post comes courtesy of my good friend Keighley Perkins, a poet and academic extraordinaire who is due to start a PhD examining the Media’s representation of Mental Health. This is a subject that I am very close to, so

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Heroes don’t always kill; what’s wrong with video-games

‘Badass’ is not a word usually associated with video-games where you rescue people. I’m sure that there are countless examples to prove me wrong (and by all means, please let me know what they are in the comments) but just

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Story Jam 1 – Twelve Act Structure

It’s the final week of Abb and Bee’s story! This week, I’ll take the three-act structure and build it into a more detailed and comprehensive twelve-step treatment.

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Story Jam 1 – Chapter 3

In last week’s post I created life! (Of sorts) This week, I’ll draw up the rest of the world, ready for building a story in. Read on to find out in what sort of a place our characters will be

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