Gillian Best

Gillian Best, author of ‘The Last Wave,’ on what makes great writing

  Gillian Best is an accomplished Canadian author, swimmer and a seaside enthusiast. As a child she once dreamed of becoming a garbage man, or a surfer, though she eventually discovered her talent for creative writing. Like the sea, language has been a vital part of her life. I spoke to her to find out … Continue reading Gillian Best, author of ‘The Last Wave,’ on what makes great writing

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What can we learn from bad American adverts?

A recent trip through the Mid-West taught me an awful lot about what makes good copywriting. Throughout America, billboards are used to line the giant interstate highways. Whatever the promotion, the tone of voice and visual style was oddly consistent. Few images, capital letters and slogans that are very, very direct. 'Don't believe everything you … Continue reading What can we learn from bad American adverts?