For reasons that may never be fully explained, this year’s all-male President’s Club charity function has provoked some controversy, not to mention outlandish reports of ungentlemanly behaviour. Luckily, everyone who attended the event was apparently deeply concerned, and appalled by the reports, at least according to their PR agencies, and immediately left after dinner without seeing anything untoward whatsoever. For those rare few that didn’t … Continue reading The President’s Club Ball – An Etiquette Guide
What if UK Politics was Game of Thrones? – Dan Miles In the last few weeks the UK has seen more backbiting, treachery, spectacular battles and duplicitous manoeuvring than in the last twenty years combined (at least visibly). In fact, the whole thing is beginning to look like an episode of Game of Thrones. Which made me wonder, what if it was an episode of … Continue reading What if UK Politics was Game of Thrones?
The British establishment was rocked this week by shock allegations that Prime Minister David Cameron once placed his flaccid member in the mouth of a dead pig whilst attending a university dining function in the mid 1980s. These suggestions, made by a former friend and colleague who is in no way making a bitter headline grab to pimp a new book, have gripped the nation, … Continue reading Cameron Pig-Gate – We Talk to the Pig
As a journalist I‘m no stranger to the strange and bizarre, and I confess I heard the story many times over the years, but always put it down to urban myth, or the fanciful ravings of drunken bartenders. The fact that it persisted always intrigued me. So I started digging, more as a hobby at first, and many times I got excited only to have … Continue reading I Was There: The Night Someone Tipped
Shock news today from the Republican Party with the announcement that Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s own hair has announced a separate bid for the Oval Office. In a statement Trump’s hair revealed… “It’s no secret Big D and I have had ideological differences in the past, but I have been left with no choice but to throw my own hat in the ring. I look … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Hair Announces Separate White House Run
Writers live a solitary existence, much like a tiger, but at least tigers get to meet other tigers during mating season. Unlike actors or musicians, who tend to congregate in clumps, writers are by necessity solitary. And this is fine when you’re writing your book, frankly two’s a crowd at that point, but afterwards as you attempt to navigate the dark and murky world of … Continue reading A Writers Guide to Being a Writer: Part 1 – In the beginning…
A few weeks ago a book I’d written became a best-seller. As you can imagine I was pretty happy about this and proceeded to get roundly drunk and throw up in a pair of trousers. All I can say in my defence is that the trousers seemed like a good idea at the time, though did produce a moment of shock the following morning. The … Continue reading How a Book Without a Single Teenage Vampire Became a Best-Seller by Word of Mouth
Being a freelance writer has it’s ups and downs; I work from my own bed, but have to put up with my accountant laughing at me once a year when I show him my books. As bloggers go though I am one of the luckiest ones, my stuff goes out on the Huffington Post every week (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-miles/.) So imagine my surprise when during an aimless … Continue reading Plagiarists beware, I will find you!