‘The screen looks kinda empty. Can we add some more copy?’ Ah, you’d like to add words to fill your unintended white space? Let’s start with ‘No’ and ‘Never’. ‘It’s just… well… can we make this copy more punchy?’ Also known as ‘make it pop’ in UI design circles. Commonly uttered by people who have nothing useful… Read More How to irritate a UX writer
I’m a writer by trade. To me, words come easy — but people are complex. As a content strategist and de facto manager who looked after three UX writers, I’ve learned some hard lessons along the way. Since two of my writers recently emigrated (not my fault AFAIK) it seemed like a good time to think about… Read More 7 ways to help keep your UX writers sane and productive
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Apathea’s Adventure is available on Amazon as a Kindle download. Or just ask me for a copy… Book description: Apathea, a ‘rebooted’ homo ergaster hybrid, escapes the brutal Living Ancestors Programme shelter to explore a future Johannesburg. Pursued by the cunning Tracker, Apathea must quickly make friends if she is to survive in the famous Gilded… Read More New novel released: Apathea’s Adventure
I bisqued my last batch of tiles, including a few simple masks. The fishies came out well — especially the megangler fish…
So I finally got around to bisquing another batch of paper clay tiles. Some are based on North American and Scandinavian petroglyphs I found on Pinterest. I also attempted some animals, along with a few of my own creations. I probably won’t glaze them, largely because I’m terrified of messing it up again — as… Read More Bisque batch: Petroglyphs and personal perversions…
So I finally finished my fourth novel, titled Apathea’s Adventure. It’s set in a future Johannesburg and is loosely based on Voltaire’s Candide. The manuscript needs another review / edit. In the meantime, here’s one of the many covers I put together, based on one of my paper clay masks.