November 26th, 2010
First thanks to Sara for last week’s blog. I hope it’s convinced you that our tutors really care whether you succeed – in fact, they take it personally! As she pointed out, you have the best chance of selling your work if you follow a magazine’s house style, present your work well – and follow your tutor’s advice. Read the rest of this entry »
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November 19th, 2010
Sara Mace - Writers Bureau Tutor
I JOINED the Writers Bureau in the early 90s, knocking out assessments on an electric typewriter complete with corrector tape and carbon copies for head office. Less than two decades on, and a good 50 per cent of the work that comes my way does so via email. And here I am writing a blog! Read the rest of this entry »
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November 12th, 2010
Thanks to Sinead for last week’s blog. She’s absolutely right about “… the strange parallel universe that exists in the world of magazine deadlines”. Some writers just can’t get their head around the fact that you need to be writing and submitting your Christmas material to magazines in June and that if you’re considering any anniversary in May 2011 you should be writing it now. Having said that, look at this month’s E-zee Writer for some ideas on things to write about. Read the rest of this entry »
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November 5th, 2010
At the beginning of this year, I finally breathed life in my long-held ambition to become a writer. After months of procrastination, I got in touch with The Writers Bureau and signed up for the Comprehensive Writing Course. Within a few days, the package containing the glossy coursework landed on my doorstep, and I duly set to work. Read the rest of this entry »
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