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What was the most difficult part?

What was the most difficult part? Getting to a point of satisfaction! I wanted to make sure that it was the very best I could do. Every time I visited the manuscript I found something that could be improved and I expect people reading the finished article will think there are still plenty that can…
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So, Tom how did you decide which characters merited verses of four-line, six line or more?

So, Tom how did you decide which characters merited verses of four-line, six line or more? No real science here, folks! I tried to stick to my original principles of education, information and entertainment. I did not want repetitive four-line verses – although there are probably more of this style than any other and I…
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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 – How did you choose the characters?

Yes, it wasn’t simply a straightforward choice to include all the animals that came to mind. Diversity and Equality features prominently in The Menagerie, so it was important to ensure that there was a correct balance of personalities that would represent a fair cross section of global society. I also drew on my experience of…
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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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