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This month we have expert advice from Simon Whaley on how to connect with other writers using conferences. Ten Top Tips covers how to create a sense of place in your writing, student successes are as pleasing as ever. Inspiration does its job and Useful Websites covers the tricky world of online profiles.

Useful Sites for Writers

There are many reasons why you may want to change your online profile. Maybe you’ve lead a criminal life, or were a party animal in your youth. Or perhaps you used to be a stripper and now want to move into the corporate world as a copywriter. If this were the case, you really wouldn’t want any potential employer finding out about your previous occupation – it may damage your reputation. So, what can you do about online profiles that you no longer want or need? Indeed, who exactly owns the things you decide to upload on to websites?

Caught in the web: case histories of people whose digital past haunts them

Some extreme examples of what can happen if someone else messes about with your online profile.

Internet Privacy: Genuine concerns or paranoia?

Should you be concerned about what you post online?

Global Survey of Experts Predicts Biggest Privacy Issues for 2013

Great article for learning about what you should be watching for in 2013.

Right to erasure protects people's freedom to forget the past, says expert

Interesting article about the implications and practicalities of deleting online information about yourself, and the legalities surrounding it.

How to Delete Your Digital Life

Practical advice for getting as much information deleted as possible.

We are, of course, hoping that you never have any issues online, but forewarned is forearmed as they say.

Remember, if you run or know of a website that you think may be of use to our readers, let me know. If I like it, I’ll publish a link to it giving you a free plug. What could be better than that?