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Finished writing your novel? Then it’s time to get competitive!

April 23rd, 2014

So, you’ve done the hard part. You’ve finally finished writing your novel and you have a finished manuscript that you can be proud of. You’ve drafted, redrafted, edited and polished until you’re positive it’s the best it can possibly be.

Firstly – well done! You’ve already achieved more than most people do, but why stop there? Read the rest of this entry »




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Ave Atque Vale

April 18th, 2014

First, thanks to Sue for last week’s blog. It just goes to show that success breeds success – once you’ve had one book published it’s much easier to get subsequent ones accepted.

I often include information about various competitions in this blog but they are usually for poems or short stories.  Article-writing competitions seem to be few and far between.  Yet producing articles is one of the best places to start your writing career as there are so many markets and such an on-going thirst for content. So I thought I’d remedy the situation by including a couple. Read the rest of this entry »




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Article Writing

April 16th, 2014

So, you fancy writing articles and you know that they are one of the quickest ways to get published, but where do you start? Well, if you Google writing articles, you are no doubt going to be presented with a list of what are commonly known as content mills, which are places where you can, generally, find low paying jobs. Here’s an article with some of the best content mills around – 5 Best Content Mills for Making Money Online. Read the rest of this entry »




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A Really Useful Article

April 14th, 2014

One of the biggest failings of new fiction writers is unrealistic dialogue. It can make an otherwise great read laughable if the characters don’t speak like you expect. And, it is one of the only places you’ll be able to use slang, colloquialisms, contractions and accents, which can be fun sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »




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Proposal Time – Publishing Your Writing

April 11th, 2014

Once you’ve had several articles accepted by magazines, you may have a cracking idea for a full-length work. But where does one begin?

First, find a suitable publisher: study the listings in one of the writers’ handbooks. Check that your potential publisher is open to unsolicited submissions and that your proposal fits into their area of expertise. Don’t send a proposal for a non-fiction book on railway engines to a publisher of romantic fiction! Read the rest of this entry »




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