Nick Parker is mostly a writer. Among other things, he invented Voicebox, the ‘tone of voice method in a box’, writes Tone Knob – the newsletter that geeks out about brands with great voices. He recently wrote ‘On Reading’, a little book to help you re-think how you read.
He’s also been a joke writer for the radio, a cartoonist. His short story collection The Exploding Boy was the first self-published book ever reviewed by The Guardian. (They said it was ’astonishing’, which was nice.). His previous Copy Con workshops have been hailed as ‘one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever done’, and ‘really just too much fun’. Which he says are ‘up there with the Guardian review tbh’.
As copywriters, we spend every day finding the right words for our clients. It’s deeply satisfying. But sometimes the tank just runs dry – we run out of inspiration. Our words start to feel flat. It’s time for a shake-up.