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Too, Two or To?

It's Monday morning, it's cold outside, and I thought I'd ease you into the week by taking you back to basics; let's talk about two, too and to.These three little words can ruin or make a sentence, which in turn means they have the potential to make the writer look grammatically intelligent or grammatically ignorant. [...]

By | December 19th, 2011|grammar help, proof reading, to, too, too or to, which too|0 Comments

Grammar Issues – And, But, and The Truth about Semicolons

When chatting with a good friend this week we somehow found ourselves discussing the fascinating issues concerning the correct use of grammar, and the difficulties faced by parents when trying to teach their children the ‘rules’. But unfortunately for us parents, there are several sets of rules which seem to vary depending on your age [...]

By | December 15th, 2011|and sentence, but sentence, grammar, grammar rules, semicolon, semicolons|0 Comments

How to Prepare A Manuscript for Submission to Publishers

Once you've finished writing your manuscript you'd be forgiven for thinking that the hard work ends there; in actual fact if you want to stand even half a chance of securing publishing success then you need to work very hard to prepare your manuscript for submission.The first task is of course to at least proofread [...]

By | December 12th, 2011|manuscript, manuscript submission, proof reading|0 Comments

How Can The Festive Season Influence Your Writing?

With Christmas fast approaching (only 17 days to go), writers should be looking to make the most of the festive season. Christmas and the accompanying holiday period has the potential to be a great time for writers, whether it’s gathering observational material or just having more spare time to write, all writers should see this [...]

By | December 8th, 2011|Christmas, festive, inspiration, manuscript, novel, writing|0 Comments

There, They’re, Their…Get it Right Once and For All

One of my absolute pet hates is the incorrect use of the words their, they're and there. I know from the groups set up on Facebook that I'm not alone in getting frustrated when the wrong word is chosen; although I should also acknowledge that there are clearly more important things in the world to [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|grammar, grammar rules, proof reading, proofreading, spelling, their, there, they're|0 Comments

Why Edit an Email?

When writing a letter, whether typed, or the 'old fashioned' way; with ink, most individuals will take care to write properly. By properly, I mean using correct spellings, grammar and sentence structure; furthermore, when writing letters there is an almost subconscious effort made to be extra polite, addressing and signing off the letter formally. However, [...]

By | November 18th, 2011|editing, emails, proofreading|0 Comments

Honesty is the Best Possible

Today it was revealed that a former constituency labour party chairman, Tom Griffin, had his chance to become an MP blocked because of 'concerns about his CV'. It has been reported that Mr Griffin's CV was written in such a way that it appeared he had previously worked as a special advisor to the Ministry [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|cv, cv writing, honest, resume, truth|0 Comments

Freelance writing…what’s the secret?

Embarking on a career as a freelance writer, to some, will feel like the most empowering and productive career move they could ever make. But most writers will tell you that to make a career of it, is far from easy. No matter how great your writing abilities, how creative your mind or how accurate [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|article writing, freelance writing, freelancing, writer|0 Comments

Unpublished Sassoon Poetry Discovered

An amazing literary discovery has been found in Cambridge University Library. The find was a haul of previously unpublished writing by the First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon.Seven short poems by the Clare College alumnus, written in the trenches in 1916, were discovered in one of the poet’s diaries, stored in the library as part [...]

By | November 11th, 2011|poetry, sassoon|0 Comments

Sir Peter is ‘Booked’

 The former editor of The Times, Sir Peter Stothard, has just been announced as the head of the jury for the Man Booker Prize 2012. The literary expert is the current editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and is reportedly looking forward to adjudicating the prize "within its great traditions".The award which boasts a £50,000 [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Booker, editing, manuscript|0 Comments