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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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Race and reporting of the London Riots

It isn’t hard to spot where some of the media are heading in their reports in the immediate aftermath of the weekend rioting.  For them, race is the indelible factor,

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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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Reclaiming offensive words

The idea of reclaiming a word is a fairly simple one. The word in question must number among the ugly, hate-filled words that are often

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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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