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Writers Bureau Guest Blog Post

I was delighted to be featured as a guest writer on The Writers Bureau’s blog yesterday: It was when one of my students had a reader’s letter published that the idea for my latest book started to take shape. “It’s … Continue reading

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My Latest Book – Launch Date Coming Soon…

Next week I’ll be announcing the launch date for my latest book, Publication Guaranteed (well, almost!). Here’s an extract from the beginning of the chapter on writing competitions: Is it a dream of yours to win a writing competition? To … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Going on holiday soon? What a perfect time to write! But surely holidays aren’t for writing? Holidays are for relaxing and doing nothing. For some they are but for others, they’re a time to see the sights and enjoy new … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Make your characters real It’s often the attention to the little details that brings a character to life – their mannerisms, the way they say things, what they say, how they look etc. Imagine your character in your mind; even … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

One way to instantly hook your reader’s interest in your story is to introduce your main character to them and to make them care for that character. The result – your reader will immediately feel involved in your story: “Please. … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Re-read, Re-write and Re-submit Do you save all your old stories? I do and now and then I’ll have a look back through them. I’ve discovered pieces I’d completely forgotten about. Most of you will be familiar with these – … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Got For It! Not sure about pitching an idea to an editor? Written a story, but scared to enter it into a competition? Want to send a reader’s letter out but uncertain the magazine will use it? We all have … Continue reading

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The Strange Workings Of The English Language Part Six

Here is part four in my new series, where I take a look at the weird and wonderful world of words. If you missed part one, please click here. You’ll find part two here and part three here. For part … Continue reading

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The Strange Workings Of The English Language Part Five

Here is part four in my new series, where I take a look at the weird and wonderful world of words. If you missed part one, please click here. You’ll find part two here and part three here. For part … Continue reading

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The A – Z Of Writing Ideas – R Is For…

Here is the eighteenth instalment in my weekly writing series. Each week, I give you an idea – whether it’s a magazine to write for, a theme for a short story and/or poem, an idea for an article…Here are the … Continue reading

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