2021-02-22T21:59:56+00:00

Hi there, I’m Désiré ;-}

A writer powered by strong coffee and unicorn magic.

Welcome to my little corner of chaos, where I publish most of my thoughts, articles, sketches, photography, book reviews and even manuscript snippets.

When I’m not working on client commissions [blogs and books] for TILT Creative, I’m usually found emptying my soul into the backend of this engine, armed with a large coffee mug while classical crossover pieces resonate softly from my headphones.

I enjoy taking complex technical ideas, from a diverse assortment of industries, and creatively express them in a more interesting, engaging and human medium. I’ve made asbestos and accounting both sound sexy, so that’s something! TILT Creative Agency, my professional outlet, specialises in content creation and managed solutions for companies and personal brands.

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A time of transition

I never would have thought that I would actually be a career writer. I never had that dream as a young girl, reading all those books and dreaming of spending

The latest musings

“You have to follow your own voice. You have to be yourself when you write. In effect, you have to announce, ‘This is me, this is what I stand for, this is what you get when you read me. I’m doing the best I can—buy me or not—but this is who I am as a writer.” ~ David Morrell

“There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.” Susan B Anthony

Your job is to put words on paper. Make them the right ones later - thewritingmanifesto.org

“If you wait for inspiration to write you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” ~ Dan Poynter.

“Mindset separates the best from the rest.” Jo Owen

Write honestly. Write fearlessly. Write true. But above all.. WRITE. - thewritingmanifesto.org

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ~Thomas Mann

My software line up for the past year 

I’m a massive software junkie. I love every part of the testing and writing process, and I do love trying new tech. I’m known to run beta software versions on my daily drivers because I like being part of the process but I also believe that having non-tech power users can help developers understand how their software is being used

I reject the hustle lifestyle

If you know me, then you know that I’m mostly laid back, very organised and anal about time. But I’m not one of those rush-rush anal about time people, I’m more the laid back perfectionist type, the one who likes to make sure that I’ve overbooked a little extra so that I can enjoy the process, not just rush through

“You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.” Angela Merkel

Write equally when you have no ideas as when you have a hundred - thewritingmanifesto.org

“There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Cancel culture needs to be cancelled 

I should be writing a blog post for work, but today I’m just too worked up to focus on that. This has been brewing in my mind for so long and it’s about time we start talking about this: cancel culture needs to be cancelled.  I’m going to use an example to frame my overall point about cancel culture. The

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?” Mindy Kaling

Don’t dismiss the power of caffeine and headphones to combat writer’s block - thewritingmanifesto.org

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ~ Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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