"Notes on Riding the Bus" and "Notes on Making Notes", by Rory Kennett-Lister

Image by Brad Smith (BugMan50). Used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence.

 

Notes on Riding the Bus

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Notes on Making Notes

  • Bullets help, but they won’t stop you writing something pointless.

 

When not working as a copywriter, Rory writes with reckless abandon about whatever manages to hold his attention. For intermittent tweeting, see @RoryKL.