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January 27th, 2012

I know that received wisdom says that you should be ruthless in editing your work, slashing and burning until you’ve deleted every last adverb and replaced the related verb with something more appropriate. But next time you’re going through your work think of Janice’s advice from last week and consider letting some of those adverbs survive your crusading red pen! Read the rest of this entry »




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Adverbs: They’re Really Not All Bad

January 20th, 2012

Janice Hardy RGB 72I’m going to say something that will shock you. Adverbs aren’t the enemy. (I know!) It’s even okay to use them in your writing. The trick is in using them well. But even when you don’t, they can serve a very useful purpose. Read the rest of this entry »




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Writers Bureau 2012 Short Story Competition Now Accepting Entries

January 13th, 2012

Thanks to Helen for last week’s blog. What she had to say about improving your chances of success is spot on – as I’ve found from years of working with would-be writers. So ignore it at your peril! Read the rest of this entry »




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Get Your Work ‘Out There’!

January 6th, 2012

Helen Yendall pictureWriting is a scary business. Showing or reading your work to others is exposing in lots of ways but for those of us who want to be published, inviting judgement is the only way. Read the rest of this entry »




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