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Networking for Writers

August 30th, 2013

First, thanks to Tony for last week’s blog. I hate the idea of going to any event solely with the idea of networking in mind – it seems so clinical and calculating. But, if you follow Tony’s advice and try to make it into an exercise in helping other people then I’m sure you’ll find it easier and, in the long run, you’ll get more from it. Read the rest of this entry »




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Spellings

August 28th, 2013

This is another post that’s been prompted by a couple of emails we’ve received here at The Writers Bureau. They concern how we choose to spell words. The first was from overseas and asked why we spell enrol with one ‘l’ – ‘Should it not be two?’ was the query. Well, if you live in the USA, and this person does, then yes, it should be two. But, here in the UK we spell it with one. Read the rest of this entry »




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Useful Websites for Writing Comedy

August 27th, 2013

Hello All,

Comedy is such an underrated form of creative writing, but can be so great when it works. Most people shy away from it because they think it’s too difficult, which is a shame, because writing comedy gold could catapult your name into households for years to come – think Blackadder, Only Fools and Horses and Mrs Brown’s Boys. Read the rest of this entry »




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Networking for everyone else…

August 23rd, 2013

I’m sure we all know people who are natural networkers; they strike up conversations with everyone they meet, find common interests and always know who to talk to on any topic. Read the rest of this entry »




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How long should you wait to chase up a submission?

August 21st, 2013

This can be a tricky question. Why? Well, because you don’t want editors to think you are one of those writers who mithers every two minutes. But, at the same time, you have a right to know what’s going on, especially if it’s been a while since you sent your work for submission. Read the rest of this entry »




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