Author/activist — writes on politics, equality, racism, social justice, social media, marketing, writing, sports and more — https://milesetherton.com
5 Epic Interview Fails Seen From The Other Side of The Desk
What is your biggest job interview blunder? Mine was having a cup of coffee when wearing a white shirt and thinking this was a good idea on a moving train. Yes, I spilt it down myself and had to endure the full interview, in Summer, without taking my jacket off. I don’t imagine it was a good look. And guess what? I didn’t get the job!
3 Easy Ways ProWritingAid Will Take Your Vocal Content To The Next Level
One of my general intentions as a member of this “writing community” is to share insights and tools which can help the writer be more effective using social media and make it an integral part of your marketing arsenal. This a major part of my “day job” so I hope I can share some useful tips.
7 Tips To Beat The Working From Home Blues
The pandemic is almost over! Vaccines are being rolled out, pubs and restaurants are open again and there were over 60,000 fans at Wembley for the final of the European Championship in July (just don’t mention the result — I’m an England fan!).
The Codex File - Chapter 3
Digger curled his stubbled top lip into a grimace, snorted, and spat on the ground in disgust as he read the newspaper article. They were coming. He knew it. They all knew it. Even Moley had said so before, and he wouldn’t bullshit them.
9/11 Twenty Years On - An $8tn Bill And New Chaos In Afghanistan - Was The War On Terror Worth It?
"The World Trade Center is on fire" This was the title of the email alerting me to the unfolding of the most seismic event of my life until that point. Like millions of others, we assembled around the TV in the office to witness the horrific events taking place in Manhattan, appalled by an act of terrorism claiming almost 3,000 lives.
How Have You Experienced The Pandemic?
A single planet. One virus — but multiple mutations. A global population of 7.8 billion people. Everyone has a story to tell about what the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for them, their country, and how they view our planet’s response to this crisis.
The Codex File - Chapter 1
The flick-knife snapped open with frightening ease, its serrated edge glinting in the light of a passing street lamp. The weapon was standard issue for CODEX operatives, along with most of the contents of the canvas bag that sat in John Kennedy’s lap.
COVID-19 “Freedom Day”—Did You Celebrate? I Didn't!
19 July - “Freedom Day” in the UK! How did you mark it? The lifting of all legal restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Responsibility shifting from the government-led advice to the public being urged to “be sensible”.
What If No One Wanted To Hear Your Voice?
What's the biggest lesson you have learnt from the global pandemic? Here are a few suggestions: Working from home isn't that bad after all? You crave more human interaction than you realised - even being in the office with colleagues who can drive you up the wall? Long commutes suck, and you haven't missed early starts on a railway platform? We need to be better prepared to respond to similar events in the future? Your broadband is rubbish and can't cope with multiple video meetings?
The Codex File - Chapter 2
The shadows were lengthening as the dark blue Mercedes ground to a halt alongside the deserted playground. Two men exited the car, following the path running round the edge of the play area. One wore a smart black suit, the other in dark combat trousers, a thin jumper and carrying a black holdall.
Giving More Than Just Your Life for Your Country
Every family has their stories, scandals and historical facts that pass from one generation to the next. In the age before the instant gratification of 24-hour online content and services, these remain a route to our ancestors. Unlike today, you realise how little of their lives remain in meaningful ways, so every story and photo is that much more precious. We all have a tendency to change and embellish to make things a little more exciting or infamous. But for there to be actual value, we need to know the stories we’ve been told are accurate.