Giving Kudos to Brilliant Content

Synaesthesia is an intertwining of the senses; a neurological condition which provokes an involuntary sensory response to another sensory modality. Sight, touch, smell, sound and taste become confused; sound can evoke taste buds and a smell can stimulate streams of colours. In certain real-life cases, words can taste like rhubarb, music can sound like the splash of paint and numbers can have personalities.

Article by Carlotta E.

Everyone’s got an amazing idea for a film, a book or a video game, right? Mine involves a golden submarine, an army of Narwhals and an evil Octopus overlord. It’s a winner for sure, and Spielberg will be in touch any day now. Right? The truth is, becoming a professional scriptwriter involves some seriously hard graft and unwavering dedication. But don’t just take my word for it…

In the second entry in our series of interviews with editorial professionals, we speak to a man who started out as a journalist before turning his pen to film and video game scripts. He now runs a company that offers scriptwriting, narrative design and editing services. Martin has some excellent advice to offer any budding scriptwriters (and writers generally), so get stuck in.

What with all the current economic doom and gloom, plus a media that continues to buckle under the challenges presented by the internet, the world can seem a daunting place for aspiring writers who want to make a living from their words. But there are still plenty of opportunities for young wordsmiths, and many of them in places you might not have thought to look.

Over the coming months, we’ll be running a series of interviews with professional writers, each one having forged themselves an editorial career in a specific area. We’ll be asking them about how they got started and where they get inspiration from, and we’ll tap their brains for any advice they can offer to those just beginning their editorial adventures.

To kick things off, we speak to veteran business-to-business journalist, Chris Druce.