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Fancy Fonts If you’re writing for yourself, it’s fine to use different fonts, bold and/or coloured text but if you’re sending work to an editor, keep it plain. Editors can be put off by fonts they can’t read or big … Continue reading
My writing week got off to a flying start with a cheque in the post but that good start didn’t last long and the cheque was swiftly followed by a rejection. As a writer, it’s all too easy to take … Continue reading
Sidebars, Sideboxes, Boxouts, Fact Files and Further Information Panels These are all names given to additional information in an article. You’ll often see them in a box at the end of an article or down the side of an article. … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I mentioned devising a daily plan and aiming to send work out each day. I’m now starting to see the benefit of this approach, with e-mails confirming two readers’ letters and one tip will be published … Continue reading
Word Counts: Editors have specific spaces to fill in their magazines so it’s useful to state your word count whether you’re sending in an article, short story or filler. Always round your word count to the nearest 25 (this is … Continue reading
Although I took a week off from my blog, I was still tutoring throughout the week, mixed in with motherly duties such as baking giant cookies and be taken on adventures on the X-box! We also managed a few trips … Continue reading