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Writing – A Pain In The Neck.

August 31st, 2015

Pain-in-the-neck-blogOf all the things you do, what do you think might be ‘dangerous?’ Driving? Cooking? How about D.I.Y? – risky stuff. But what put me out of action a few months ago was, possibly, the most dangerous of them all … writing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Enjoy Your Studies!

July 3rd, 2015

Megan-blogI’ve been working for The Writers Bureau as a Student Services Advisor for almost a year now, helping new and old students alike. Over that time I have dealt with what feels like thousands of queries, and with most questions repeatedly cropping up day after day I thought that it would be a good idea to offer you a few of my ‘Top Tips’.

1) Utilise Your Resources

The distance learning aspect of the courses can sometimes make you feel like you are on your own but, believe me, you are definitely not! Not only do you have the advantage of working with brilliant tutors, but you have an Advisory service that you can turn to for all of your questions and queries. We can be contacted by phone, post, fax, and email, so there’s no excuse not to get in touch with us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Litfests Galore!

June 26th, 2015

port_eliot_festivalFirst , thanks to Mike for last Friday’s blog. Whatever he chooses to call it, I just wish I could write humour half as well as he does!

Summer seems to bring out a spate of literary festivals, big and small. There’s the Ampthill Literary Festival on 11th July; the Buxton Festival from 10th to 26th July; the Ledbury Poetry festival from 3rd to 12th July… the list goes on and on and full details can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

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No Time To Waste

May 18th, 2015

Pitch-BlogRight, now, I’m not getting fixated or anything, but last week I blogged about magazine articles and, here I am again, blogging about … magazine articles. Y’see, I’ve got these ideas – all good, publishable, and I’ve got my editorial calendar sorted, but the thing I’m not sure about is how to approach an editor. So I’ve been looking back through the E-Zee Writer archive to get some advice and, as usual, it’s come up trumps. Back in June 2009, Simon Whaley wrote a piece called Perfect Pitches, all about making a good impression and striking deals with editors, and it’s proving to be a great help. Read the rest of this entry »

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Christmas Is Coming

May 11th, 2015

xmas-tree-BlogI’m branching out. As well as blogs, songs and stories, I’m going to start writing articles. I know I can do it, and I certainly need the money. So I’m getting organised – ready to work.

First job is setting up my own editorial calendar. And how do you do that? Well, scooting around the internet I found a great series of ‘How To’ articles at Lorelle on WordPress. They’re aimed mainly at bloggers, but I’ve found their tips useful for all sorts of writing jobs. Amongst other things, they pointed me toward a website called timeanddate.com where I’ve customized a calendar covering the whole of the next eighteen months. Telling it where I live, it’s included all my local state and religious holidays, so I now have everything from Pancake Day to Diwali on a massive one page per month wall-hanging that’s going to be the foundation of my article writing campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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