Monthly Archives: July 2015

Dear Writerly Friends, Sincerely, Jittery. 

Dear Writerly Friends, I think I might be the only writer that doesn’t fuel my ramblings with caffeine. I thought I’d try it today and see what happened. I’m currently on my second cup of fully loaded coffee and feel … Continue reading

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How to Write a Book in 30 Days

OK, that title may be a little misleading, it should actually read ‘How to write a really in-depth outline in 30 days’ but that didn’t seem quite as exciting. I have found a resource that I’m currently completely obsessed with.

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Oh the shame!

Apologies to anyone who clicked on my earlier blog post to find a horrendously formatted paragraph blobbed onto the page. I promise it wasn’t like that when I typed it in and I’m not actually sure at what point in … Continue reading

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The Vagaries of English

I was exchanging tweets with someone last week who was French and learning English. Seeing a fractured, but still perfectly understandable, sentence on the screen filled me new respect for anyone who conquers English as a second language.

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Guest post: How to Improve English Writing Skills with 10 Online Tools by Julie Petersen

Originally posted on MorgEn Bailey – Editor, Comp Columnist/Judge, Tutor & Writing Guru:
Today’s guest blog post is brought to you by Julie Petersen. How to Improve English Writing Skills with 10 Online Tools Have you ever thought that…

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The Art of the Short Story – Where Can I Buy It?

One thing I’ve learnt recently is that I love to write short fiction. These short scenes or stories are typically between 1,000 – 1,500 words long, mostly because that’s all I have time to write in my lunch hour. My … Continue reading

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Yes Thinking IS Writing!

Originally posted on Writerish Ramblings:
I came across a blog yesterday that stated thinking isn’t writing. I have to respectfully disagree! First and foremost, everything is writing for a writer. Every experience you have, each thing you witness. Anything you…

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Back to Writing Prompts

Sometimes it’s nice to empty your brain and go back to basics. It can be rejuvenating to switch your creative energy from the same plot, characters and settings to blast something out that’s completely unrelated to your current work in … Continue reading

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A Stolen Glimpse, a Lucky Find

It’s a simple item, a small notebook with unlined pages covered in a fragile, poppy adorned paper but it has mesmerised me for the weeks that I’ve been reading through it. Every page is full of beautifully inked script that I … Continue reading

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