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The Corporate Menagerie – So how DID you go about writing verses to match?

The Corporate Menagerie: So how DID you go about writing verses to match? Firstly, I need to decide what theme or message I wanted the character to deliver. As I said earlier, I wanted also to make sure that the style of writing was not repetitive i.e., a succession of simple four-line verses. In addition,…
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The Corporate Menagerie – What did you have to do to match the illustrations and verses to each of the characters, Tom?

Writing verse for each character involved a sort of three-dimensional thinking – first think of the characteristics of the creature character, then think of the real life person who, from your experience, matches that character (not essential but helpful), then think of the message that fits that character and importantly how you might relate to…
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The Corporate Menagerie – So, why did it take so long, Tom?

I am a Tinkerman! Always fiddling to get it better. That, and the fact that I got rather busy with my training company. It took the best part of a year to get the text and the illustrations completed. Then I had to edit (a better word for tinkering!). I actually completed the narrative for…
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The Corporate Menagerie – Why the Menagerie? Why Animals?

I blame my Mother – God rest her soul. She used to describe people as animals and would hoot at her own imagination. It must have penetrated my subconscious because I have tended to do the same – for my sins! Then, of course, we use metaphors in everyday language e.g. brave as a lion,…
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The Corporate Menagerie – First Thoughts

In the run up to the launch of The Menagerie on 20th January I thought some of you might be interested in learning how I brought my Book to the market. Lots of people will say that they would love to write a Book but to do so you need to really, really want to…
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