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Welcome to Emma Clarke’s global soapbox – the antidote to modern living, encapsulated in a series of freewheeling rants.

the truth about working alone

I worked alone for years For years I worked alone in the lonely garret I call my studio.  I was the ashen-faced wraith staring longingly out of the attic window at all the sociable people.  (I don’t actually work in an attic.  I said that for dramatic effect because I…

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my sedentary lifestyle

My sedentary lifestyle Being a voiceover isn’t a physically taxing job. I spend hours every day either hunched over my computer or baying into a microphone, and both scenarios involve me spending a considerable amount of time sat on my equally considerable arse.  And Reader, this is a worry.  If…

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more poetry please

I’ve had a lot of feedback from the Poetry in Ads blog I did last week.  This homage to commercial couplets was written by Brain Shelf, a regular blog reader, and it’s a work of GENIUS. Your children are  precious. You love and adore them. You imagine their lives, What…

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the two women talking sketch

Two women talking...naturally Now, when I say ‘two women talking’ I’m referring to the ubiquitous ‘two women talking’ sketch you hear in very bad radio commercials. This, dear Reader, bears no resemblance to any normal conversation that has ever been uttered spontaneously in the entire history of the universe by…

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