5 years old today!

5 years old today!

Dear Kind Readers,When we launched WritingRedux on Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ birthday five years ago, we had the freedom to eat, drink and be merry with a group of friends, and could even hand out ink-splattered gift bags. Now, despite these more...
Wild pen

Wild pen

One of the foundation stones of building a new website is the choice of fonts.  As with colour selection, I look for a double whammy: a font (or colour) that has the visual impact echoing the character of the site, and a name to match.  Choosing for meaningful names...
Spirit of Dance

Spirit of Dance

In developing a companion website dedicated to love of life and the joys of sharing it, I sifted thousands of script fonts to find one with the dancing kinetic energy I wanted.  Spirit of Dance by Vera Holera won by a mile, and I have used it for the header text at...
Finding the font

Finding the font

A key aspect of designing a dream website is finding the right fonts. As with colour selection, I aim for visual beauty in keeping with the spirit of the site, reinforced by names reflecting its purpose. Having sifted through several thousand fonts (truly), I found...
Hue to the orange

Hue to the orange

Part of the fun of designing a website is choosing the colours.  I use colourlovers.com where people create and name their own colours – it lets you search by picking a section of the spectrum (yellow-orange for example), and providing some key words.  It then...
A thousand posts and counting

A thousand posts and counting

One quiet moment this month, a post among the latest batch I’d scheduled to appear like clockwork on WritingRedux.com took me over the 1,000 posts mark.  The website has been going 17 months (almost to the day), meaning an average of 60 posts a month, not...
The blogophyte … a year on

The blogophyte … a year on

Photo credit: Brandon Morgan at unsplash.com A year ago we had the joy of launching this website with the warmth and kindness of a few dozen friends gathering round, many of whom became early WritingRedux readers.  A first year of learning and above all the thrill of...
Happy Birthday baby – six months old today!

Happy Birthday baby – six months old today!

First reader to send me a witty and relevant spiel, preferably in verse and under 60 words, gets a half dozen macaroons through the post (make sure you add your name and postal address to your message). Entries to this unbeatable contest should be sent to:...
How making triggers invention

How making triggers invention

After reading a few wonderful books by makers and writers, I have come to the conclusion that their passing observations say more about creativity and innovation than a shelf-load of books dedicated to telling you how creativity and innovation work.  And while the...

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