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Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing

          Every now and then, this list by Zadie Smith does the rounds on Twitter. It’s one of my favourites and comes from  The Guardian which had invited a group of writers to share their wisdom on how best to beat the blues, focus and write without distractions. 1.  When still […]

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Blurring the lines between fact and fiction

Rebecca Skloot begins her non-fiction book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a true story about a woman whose cancer cells were taken without her knowledge

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Johann Hari

Johann Hari is a talented writer.  Few of those, like Brian Whelan, who have laboured to catalogue his failings, have called his writing talent into question.

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How to write a press release

Press releases are a popular and a cost-effective way of bringing attention to a story or an event, so it’s well worth the time it takes to get it right.

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How a single spelling mistake can cost you thousands

The BBC carried a report this week which showed just how costly spelling errors can be to online business.

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Writing a biography? What are publishers looking for?

A select group of publishers were invited by the The Biographer’s club to discuss do’s and don’ts. Here’s what they had to say.

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Why not be a writer?

As a writer, you can wave goodbye to relationships, money, a will to live and even anything but the most rudimentary social life.  A spoof ad that has some fun at the expense of all the aspiring writers out there.     If you enjoyed this article, please share it:

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Speech – Smoking Ban in Public Spaces

A speech written for the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, who was due to speak to a group of employers in the weeks leading up to the nation-wide ban on smoking in public spaces.

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Typewriters – going, going, gone!

Typewriters may well be a thing of the past but it was still a shock to learn this week that the last ever typewriter factory is about to close its doors for the last time.

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