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An Interesting Article!

November 18th, 2013

Hello All,

This week’s Monday blog is on a subject that affects all writers – pitching ideas to publishers. And the best way to do this, without having to spend hours writing articles that can potentially be rejected, is to send a query letter to the editor. Read the rest of this entry »




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Fancy a Writers’ Retreat?

November 15th, 2013

First, thanks to Emily for last week’s more unusual take on NaNoWriMo. Once again, good luck to all of you who are currently slogging your way through those first 50,000 words of your novel. Read the rest of this entry »




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Common Writing Misconceptions! Part 2

November 13th, 2013

Following on from last Wednesday – here are some more common grammar misconceptions!

It’s double negatives next. These were used much more in days of old, not used so much now however, as they are considered incorrect. But, you’ve guessed it, they’re not always! Read the rest of this entry »




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Ten Top Tips for Approaching a Writing Editor

November 12th, 2013

1. Always find out the editors name and address any correspondence directly to them. It will not impress if you just write ‘Dear Editor’ or something similar.

2. Presentation is important! You need it to be as near to perfection as possible. This means checking for errors, avoiding fancy or coloured fonts and making sure you always include a word count. Read the rest of this entry »




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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

November 8th, 2013

No, it’s not Christmas yet, but it’s far more exciting than that! Now that November has arrived we’re well in to National Novel Writing Month, and over the past three years this has become my favourite month of the year by far. Read the rest of this entry »




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