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How to Write a Children’s Story – Top Ten Tips

September 7th, 2015

LittleGirlPaintHandsSML-blogThis is an endearing little clip. The ten tips are pretty basic but they’re none the worse for that.  What I really like about it is the way that it’s illustrated. There’s no talking head taking centre stage.  Instead, drawings and cut outs are used to show the points. They are simple but clever and because the tips are brief you have plenty of time to look at, and enjoy, the way it’s done. Read the rest of this entry »




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Writepreneurship

July 31st, 2015

vincent-de-paul-blogSo you’re a writer, thanks to The Writers Bureau, what next? Writing, investing and earning from your writing is what’s next: what I call writepreneurship.

Writing can be a lonely and difficult process and the post-project depression may be disheartening, but in the end writing is one of life’s most satisfying achievements. For me it’s therapeutic. I have over ten published articles by two national newspapers, never paid, but I still write.

Investing in writing is the first step. Time is never there for writing, so create time from your busy life schedule to write. Don’t wait for motivation, it never comes. Throw yourself into your writing, it is a venture like any other. And then be passionate about it. Read the rest of this entry »




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Outside The Box

June 15th, 2015

BoxesI’m thinking about article writing again; getting ready to make a first pitch to an editor later this summer. I’m all set to work on text, and there will be pictures (either ones I’ve taken myself or sourced images with permissions and licenses.) But I’ve just been flicking through some old copies of E-Zee Writer, where I stumbled on an article by the always informative Simon Whaley, and it’s given me some great ideas for bonus features that are sure to make me look like a seasoned pro’ – boxouts, side-panels and side-bars. Read the rest of this entry »




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25 Tips To Help You Enjoy Your Writing More

May 15th, 2015

writers-block-e1330141118646-blogAs usual, thanks to Esther – I hope you’ll decide to enter her competition.

While we’re on the subject of the ‘C’ word, our own Limerick competition has now come to an end. I’ve been sifting through the entries and I couldn’t help but chuckle at some of them. I’ve got a very bad habit of doing this kind of task in bed – much to my husband’s consternation.  Last week he had to resort to ear-plugs because I kept reading the good ones aloud to him. And they say romance is dead! 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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