March 30th, 2012
First thanks to Esther for last week’s blog. I just loved that cake! My own personal typo blackspots are diary/dairy and now/not. As you can imagine, the second one can really cause problems if it’s not picked up before hitting the send button. Read the rest of this entry »
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March 23rd, 2012
You’ve done it; you’ve finally completed the last line of your article, short story or assignment. So what do you do next? Print it off and pop it into the post box? Or for e-mail, click send? No, the next step should be to read your work through then you can think about sending it. Read the rest of this entry »
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March 15th, 2012
First, thanks to Lorraine for last week’s blog. At the moment, every writer’s magazine or ezine that I read seems to have a piece by Lorraine talking about her new novel. And that’s how it’s got to be if you want to see your work out there and being snapped up by the public. So if you need some first-hand tips on promoting your book then you should consider enrolling on our How to Market Your Book course. Written, I may add, by Lorraine! Read the rest of this entry »
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March 12th, 2012
All tutors tell their students to put work away for a while, in order to read it again with fresh eyes before submitting or, if necessary, rewriting. Usually the advice is to leave the writing for a couple of weeks – and very good advice it is too! However, I bet I hold the record for putting work to one side before making a submission. Read the rest of this entry »
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March 7th, 2012
Thanks to Simon for last week’s blog. I hadn’t really thought about keeping a creative diary – but I’ll certainly give it a try. Personally, though, I think the bottle of wine with friends that he suggests might be more likely to dampen my creativity rather than inspiring it. I suppose it all depends on how many bottles you drink! Read the rest of this entry »
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