You work to make someone else money, but the things you create are yours and yours alone.

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Karl Marx may have been on to something.

While I don't suggest you go and read Das Kapital (all 3000 odd pages… across 3 volumes), the idea of labour as a commodity is a principle that has underpinned the world of work for ages.

The only thing we all have…

Why I went back to a ‘normal’ job, and how I now earn more from my writing than ever

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You probably don't earn all of your living from writing.

Unless you are one of the lucky ones with a lucrative publishing deal, a decent journalistic career, or the know-how to forge an online empire, you’re probably a part-time writer like the rest of us.

It’s true to say that…

Our mantra of ‘Togetherness’ is failing

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When tackling controversial topics, making caveats is often seen as being wishy-washy or non-committal. Prefacing opinions with context and nuance is not, after all, how you sell newspapers and website subscriptions.

Luckily, I am not trying to sell anything, and so I would like to state two things before we…

Travel. Money. Travel Tips.

Money spent on travel is never wasted, but it's good to have some left for when you get home.

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Back when travel was still allowed, I went through a series of major life changes that ended with me boarding a ferry and driving around Europe for 3 months.

If in doubt, travel. Words to live by.

It was the first time I had undertaken such a major adventure all…

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