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The Internet Beckons eBooks Like Bees to Honey

January 31st, 2014

Publishing couldn’t be simpler, could it? However, self-publishing is a battleground. Not just between you and other authors, but it’s where you start your fight to success, with the most important person of all – the reader. Read the rest of this entry »




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Write Yourself out of the Blues

January 17th, 2014

First, congratulations to the winner of our Writer of the Year 2014 competition – Martin Read – and the four runners up. 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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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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Is Your Writing Eclectic?

November 1st, 2013

I was listening to Grayson Perry deliver his third Reith Lecture on Tuesday and he said that words which tended to be overused in relation to art were: passionate, profound, cool and eclectic. In effect, they were meaningless. And I think this applies to literature as much as art. When I’m reading through a copy of Freelance Market News you often get quotes from editors of newly launched magazines describing Read the rest of this entry »




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