Why NaNoWriMo isn’t for me

By | November 15th, 2013|NaNoWriMo, novel, novel writing, write a book, writer's block, writing|

So, this October, I once again got reminded of the fact that November 1st marked the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo to those in the know. The idea is that writers come together, virtually and physically, to write. The target set is to complete 50,000 words of a novel by the 30th [...]

National Novel Writing Month is Back!

By | October 28th, 2013|manuscript, manuscript edit, novel, novel writing, write a book, writer, writer's block, writing, writing a book|

Yes, it's back, and for those who didn't quite manage to take part last year, this is a little reminder to say that once again it's nearly time to get involved with National Novel Writing Month. From the 1st - 30th November, writers all over the world will be taking up the challenge set by [...]

Proofread Your Website, Avoid the PR Disaster

By | February 12th, 2013|business, grammar, grammar help, grammar rules, proof, proof reading, proofreading, spellcheck, spelling, Web content|

It's an exciting day, the launch of your company's new website...you've added every contact in your address book to the mailing list, and your Twitter and Facebook accounts are ready for the big announcement. You know that this new site is exactly what your business needs to attract new customers, and the group mailshot will [...]

Be Inspired in 2013

By | February 1st, 2013|Booker, creative, creativity, facebook, inspiration, inspirational, novel, novel writing, rain, rainy days, writing, writing a book, writing plays, writing poems|

Now the chaos of December is over, and January's well intended resolutions have disappeared like a plate of comfort food on a cold winter's night, now's the time to take a breath and think about setting yourself a more realistic challenge for 2013. Most people tend to set themselves physical challenges, perhaps to get fit, [...]

Should Writers Read?

By | December 7th, 2012|copy editing, novel writing, Uncategorized, write a book, writer's block, writing, writing a book, writing plays, writing poems|

  All budding writers should take a moment to read this interesting post from Bloomsbury Publishing, answering the age old question, should a writer read a lot...will it help or hinder their writing by causing the writer to copy someone else's style? ┬áThe Writers' & Artists' team say: 'It is easy to find yourself flummoxed [...]

Fifty Shades of Grey…What’s all the fuss about?

By | June 12th, 2012|50 shades, copy edit, E L James, errors, Fifty shades of grey, grey, grey books, proofreading, unbidden|

If you're a female over the age of 25 and you haven't heard about Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James, then quite frankly, "Where have you been?" This book is to the thirty something woman, what Judy Blume's Forever was to young teenage girls. It's explicit, daring and seemingly tapping into the fantasies [...]

Women in business – Why we’re not pushing for more

By | May 29th, 2012|board, business, job success, women|

This morning's breakfast news presented some very interesting debates (so much so that I was late for work; it's a good job I work for myself!). The first debate was regarding the presence of women in senior job roles, and trying to understand the reasons why so many women don't reach the Board, or indeed [...]

Rain…it’s not all bad!

By | April 29th, 2012|copyediting, creativity, novel writing, rain, rainy days, write a book, writing|

This last week has been wet to say the least. The rain has put a dampener (excuse the pun) on things on more than one occasion, and I won't mention the impact it's had on the hair of women everywhere...men, take note...it's not our fault! But with the wet stuff failing to show any signs [...]

Quick CV Tip

By | April 15th, 2012|cv editing, cv format, cv layout, cv writing, resume, resume edit|

If you haven't got the time or the inclination to update your CV fully, then a quick check of the formatting and presentation can go a long way to improving your CV's success rate (although ideally a full edit would be preferable!)So to get a quick fix for your CV, the first thing you need [...]

Cover Letters – The Secret!

By | March 22nd, 2012|cover letter, cover letters, cv, job application|

When it comes to writing cover letters, job seekers tend to harbour a fear about what they should or should not include within these mystery letters, but the secret to success is quite simple...keep it simple!A cover letter isn't meant to be a lengthy tale of job seeking woe, or your life story, it really [...]