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Simon Says edition 032/June 2019

posted on: 11 June 2019

The June 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: crime as a lens; refusing to listen to advice; and heading back to watch TV.

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Simon Says edition 031/May 2019

posted on: 14 May 2019

The May 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: looking and seeing to show and hide; thank you; and after the fire.

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Simon Says edition 030/April 2019

posted on: 9 April 2019

The April 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: picking favorites; currency, value, and living off the grid; and more documentaries.

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Simon Says edition 029/March 2019

posted on: 12 March 2019

The March 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: looking at the world afresh, Surrey Hills, Tattoo Your Name on My Heart, and a gothic revival mortuary chapel.

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Simon Says edition 028/February 2019

posted on: 12 February 2019

The February 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Frederick Forsyth’s latest book, The Fox. In case of disaster. Closer to the edit

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Simon Says edition 027/January 2019

posted on: 8 January 2019

The January 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: The Day of the Jackal—a great book and a film that is as good as the book; Who have I been talking about? I told you to watch Killing Eve.

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Simon Says edition 026/December 2018

posted on: 11 December 2018

The December 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition, music: Antonio Lauro, Leathan Wilkey’s soundtrack, and John Martyn.

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Simon Says edition 025/November 2018

posted on: 13 November 2018

The November 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Killing Eve; the physics of story telling; and never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

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Simon Says edition 024/October 2018

posted on: 9 October 2018

The October 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: how we use words when we want to influence; choosing the right keyboard; and setting up a comfortable work environment.

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Simon Says edition 023/September 2018

posted on: 11 September 2018

The September 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: a small presentational change; a DVR for your reading; do I have the best solution for typing on the go; and five questions.

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Simon Says edition 022/August 2018

posted on: 14 August 2018

The August 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

There’s only one topic in this month’s edition: five questions.

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Simon Says edition 021/July 2018

posted on: 10 July 2018

The July 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: residents of Wimbledon, meet Saga and Martin, and when does the sidekick become the hero?

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Write for Influence published

posted on: 14 June 2018

Write for Influence is now available on Amazon. Follow this link to get the book: getbook.at/influence.

Write for Influence is your guide to framing your words in the most compelling manner to maximize the authority of your written message and achieve the results you want.

No one writes with the aim of being misunderstood. No one communicates without intending some effect.

We write for a purpose.

We write with the intent of bringing about change.

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Simon Says edition 020/June 2018

posted on: 12 June 2018

The June 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: story vs situation, designing covers, and traffic signals in Paris.

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Introducing Words We Choose To Use

posted on: 21 May 2018

If you’ve been around here for a while—and especially if you’ve been reading Simon Says—then you’ll know I’m interested in words. I suppose it’s not that surprising for an author to be interested in words…

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Simon Says edition 019/May 2018

posted on: 8 May 2018

The May 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: my introductory library; US English vs UK English; and Meghan Markle, Queen of England.

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Simon Says edition 018/April 2018

posted on: 10 April 2018

The April 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: spelling doesn’t matter, taking characters from real life, and what gives literature longevity.

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Simon Says edition 017/March 2018

posted on: 13 March 2018

The March 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: sending problems overseas, nurturing ideas, and Lilja and Snare.

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Simon Says edition 016/February 2018

posted on: 13 February 2018

The February 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: more choice language, interfering in foreign affairs, and what to do while we’re waiting for the Oscars.

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Simon Says edition 015/January 2018

posted on: 9 January 2018

The January 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: easing slowly into 2018; seeing snow; and bad language.

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