If you can’t stand the heat…

There’s definitely something about chefs.

It’s quite hard to put your finger on what exactly it is, but there’s an indefinable quality about these larger-than-life personalities who produce food to die for, that makes them fascinating interviewees.

Over the years, I’ve interviewed a fair few of the nation’s top culinary folk. From John Burton-Race to Michael Caines they’ve always been memorable encounters with experts at the top of their game.

Why not have a read of some of my favourites?

Warning: Reading more is guaranteed to make you hungry, very hungry.

Here are some of my more memorable interviews…

John Burton Race

Michael Caines

Anton Piotrowski

Amazing Feedback

I’m so pleased to be able to share some of the recent feedback that has come in from one of my clients.

For the last several months I’ve been working alongside Fiona Thomas at lifeslittlerecipes.co.uk helping to bring Unimole, her magical creation, to life. The result has been a range of bedtime stories about this wonderful character.

Here’s what Fiona had to say:

Chris’ services have been invaluable.

He is incredibly talented, very funny and a pleasure to work with. Chris has the ability to understand the waffle in my head and translate this into beautiful stories that transport the reader into a magical land! He brings all my ideas to life.

Chris’ past experience is extensive and I’m so grateful for how he gently guides the projects, and me, in the direction we need to go.

Chris is a key member of the LLR and Unimole team and I can’t recommend him highly enough!

Fiona Thomas, Founder & Director, Life’s Little Recipes Ltd.

If you think my writing could help your company to hone its communication, please do drop me a line.

Wonderful Feedback

It’s always wonderful to get positive feedback from my writing clients.

For some time now I’ve been working with Paul Murphy, founder of puretransfer.com, on the company’s tone of voice and branding.

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with this sector leading business on refining how it communicates, so I was thrilled to get this feedback on my work.

We have been working with Chris for a number of months now & his ability to turn my thoughts into words is nothing short of amazing !!

His efficiency & attention to detail aren’t bad either !!

Paul Murphy, founder Pure Transfer.

If you think I could help your business with the way it communicates, why not drop me a line at cmcguirewriter@outlook.com?

Board games, shopping & Unimole

It was wonderful to chat with David ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald and Michael Chequer this morning on BBC Radio Devon – a funny and fascinating natter all about board games and shopping.
It was also lovely to talk about my work on Unimole for lifeslittlerecipes.co.uk; a great Devon-based company that’s doing so much to spread love and positivity.

Have you seen the wonderful E-cards created by Plymouths own Pushed? They’re amazing, as are Dave Meadows illustrations for the UnimoleTails bedtime stories.

It’s so great to be at the centre of a project that is doing it’s best to make a positive change!

To hear today’s show, click here from 00:00 to 60:00. Unimole at 50:20 onwards.

Wonderful Unimole

One of the great things about my job is it gives me the chance to work on a whole range of engaging projects.

Over the last few months I’ve been working with the team at Life’s Little Recipes on the launch of Unimole & Friends. Working alongside LLR’s founder, Fiona Thomas, I’ve had the pleasure of helping to shape and tell some truly magical stories about a little mole who wants everyone to feel valued and loved.

I’m so proud of the bedtime stories or ‘Unimole Tails’ that can now be found here on the dedicated Unimole website. They’re so full of positivity and beautifully illustrated by the amazing Dave Meadows of Pushed. Talking of Pushed, they have created a breathtaking series of animated personalisable E-cards starring Unimole. They really are incredible.

Please take a moment to check out the amazing Unimole content that’s available on the Life’s Little Recipes site: including free colouring in downloadables, Unimole Tails and more.

Amazing clients…

I’m so lucky to have wonderful clients.
A few weeks ago the lovely team at Pushed sent me some cookies after a particularly hectic week. I’d love to say I gobbled them all, but my kids got there first. Luckily, I did manage to taste a few crumbs – they were delicious! Thanks guys!
This morning I received some amazing brownies from Fiona Thomas from lifeslittlerecipes.co.uk as a thank you for the work I’ve been doing on their Unimole project. It made my day! Although my kids (once again) ate more than I did!
Anyone else who wants to send my kids (and me) some tasty treats, please do.

You don’t have to be a client… I’m not fussy.

Happy clients…

If there isn’t a saying that ‘Happy clients mean a happy writer’, there should be.

It’s always wonderful to get positive feedback from the people I work for.

Today I received a brilliant review from the amazing folk at Pushed – a production company, specialising in design, animation & film. Run by Dave & Karen Meadows, Pushed has been setting the standard for innovative content here in the Westcountry for years. So, to have them say such nice things about me, was a total thrill.

Chris is such a talented, nothing is too much trouble, witty creative. Full of energy and ideas, thinking outside the box, Chris listens intently and always delivers. An absolute pleasure to know and work with. You won’t be disappointed, highly recommended.

Karen Meadows, Marketing Director at Pushed.

I really am so pleased to have been able to bring my writing to some great Pushed projects.

If you’d like to discuss your project with me, please drop me a line at cmcguirewriter@outlook.com.

Brush-Baby, celebrating a new age of fatherhood

Happy Father’s Day Everyone.
I’ve been working with Brush-Baby to talk about a new age of fatherhood.

You see, right now, there’s a whole generation of dads bringing up children without an instruction manual. Yes, I’m aware that there’s never been an instruction manual for parenting. What I’m saying is that we are at a point in history where things are really changing. What it means to be a dad has evolved. The ways in which things were done in the past, even by our own fathers, are increasingly foreign to us modern day dads.

Ours is a new age of fatherhood.

Chris McGuire, Celebrating a new age of fatherhood – Brush-Baby

It’s time to celebrate all the dads out there who are embracing a much more involved parenting role.
So please, if you see a dad doing well, tell him.
You’ll make his day.

For the full piece, click here.

Insights on life as a Stay-at-home-dad

Last week I had the chance for a fascinating conversation with Vicky Zuiderent, founder of Vilo SKY, about life as a stay-at-home-dad.

If you didn’t have the chance to attend the webinar, here’s a link to a recording of the discussion on YouTube.


Great feedback…

It’s always rewarding to get great feedback from clients.

For the last few months I’ve been working with Inspiration Space, an amazing organisation that helps entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and achieve their goals.

I crafted scripts for a series of animated videos that accompanied Inspiration Space’s innovative ‘New Beginnings’ programme. I thoroughily enjoyed the project and was thrilled to receive the following feedback from Liana Fricker-Wilson, Inspiration Space’s founder.

Chris’s experience in both TV and ghostwriting meant he was the perfect unicorn to help solve our challenge of distilling MBA-level content on entrepreneurship into bite-size videos that were easily accessible to those outside of the C-suite or academia. Chris’s creativity, agility and attention to detail helped us create and deliver our flagship product, ‘New Beginnings,’ in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic (and homeschool).

I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking about creating bespoke educational videos with flair. He was a pleasure to work with a valued member of our extended team. 

Liana Fricker-Wilson, Inspirer-in-Chief, Inspiration Space

If, like Liana, you have a project you’d like me to bring my writing skills to, please do get in touch.