Writing

Three top tips to make your writing go further

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If you like writing, you might want to try to monetise your hobby by honing your skills and putting them to work. Whether you want to work as

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Three reasons why it pays to self-publish

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Writing a book, or any other sort of text that you would like to publish, is often hard enough without worrying about how to get your labour of love out into the world.

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Three tips for blogging like a pro

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For today’s businesses, an online element is a must, and many clients discover new brands by using the internet. One way in which to stand out from the crowd and make a distinctive impression on potential clients is through blogging about

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Revamp your business through effective blogging

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Blogging is fast becoming an effective way for businesses to connect with their clientele and to grow their customer base. Through blogs, you are able to

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Six steps to successful self-publishing

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Electronic books are now a convenient and comfortable way to read on dedicated devices, tablets and smartphones, and are far less time-consuming to create than the traditional print format. With today’s technology, it’s never been easier for people to pen a book and publish

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Is it time to renew your business strategy through blogging?

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The current lockdown crisis has seen many businesses – small and large – take a serious hit over the past few months. Some businesses that predominantly operated face to face have taken to working online via social media, while

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Three reasons why self-publishing is better than traditional publishing

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Whether you have completed a book of your nan’s recipes, written your family history, penned the next Fifty Shades of Grey, or created a children’s book that your little ones love, there are plenty of reasons why you

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End of the road for the Apostrophe Protection Society

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Last month marked a sombre moment in the history of British grammar with the closing of the Apostrophe Protection Society (APS). Founded in

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How blogging helps to promote your brand

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Blogging is becoming an increasingly popular way for small brands to promote their business and to build an online presence. Blogs are effective when they are relevant, pithy, and helpful to the reader.

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How an Oxford comma cost one business millions

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Traditionally favoured by Oxford University Press, the Oxford comma is considered to be one of the most controversial parts of grammar in

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Three tips to beat writer’s block

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Whether writing essays for the end of term at school, penning your memoirs, or piecing together the next Booker prize-winning novel, if writer’s block strikes, it

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Five authors who found success with self-publishing

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Any writer will tell you that the world of publishing is one fraught with the potential for rejection. From self-help books, to novels, to biographies, to

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Top SEO skills for small businesses

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You‘ve spent all that time making sure your websites look amazing. Now you want to attract people to them. Search engine optimisation (SEO) is

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Five ways to spruce up your online writing

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Writing content for online sources may seem easy at first, but there are plenty of variables to consider such as the reader and the subject you’re writing about. This means it can be difficult to get the right information across in the right tone in the right manner. Follow these five tried and tested writing […]

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Simple ways to a self-published success

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Whether you are a DIY aficionado, a World War One enthusiast, a dramatic storyteller or you simply want to transform an exciting family history into print, self-publishing might be the route for you. Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of writers who have made a good living from self-publishing without the hassle […]

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How much does plagiarism really cost?

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It is fair to say that plagiarism – by which we mean copying someone else’s work or idea and passing it off as your own without proper attribution – is generally frowned upon and its consequences can be quite severe. We doubt that anyone can say for certain how much plagiarism costs, though some reported […]

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Could Artificial Intelligence and robots render writers obsolete?

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The idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots could render humans redundant was, once upon a time, more suited to a sci-fi movie than reality. We only now need to look at the transportation industry, with the gradual introduction of driverless cars and trains, and advances in other sectors to suggest that AI and robots […]

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5 reasons why eBooks should be an essential part of your marketing strategy

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Are you looking for new ways to supercharge your marketing strategy or to reach a particular target audience with well researched in depth information? An eBook and the opportunity to self-publish might just be the perfect solution. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider eBooks a necessity and an essential component in your marketing

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Five of the most influential Australian writers

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As it’s Australia Day today, let’s take a look at some of the leading writers from Down Under. The country has certainly served up some notable and diverse contributions to literature over the years, and here are five very different writers worth exploring: 1. Patrick White Though born in London, White moved to Sydney when […]

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How to avoid repetition in writing

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One of the biggest telltale signs of weak writing is using the same words again and again. When reading a piece, especially out loud, it really sticks out like a sore thumb if the same words and phrases appear repeatedly, but how can you keep this to an absolute minimum? Use synonyms Today happens to […]

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Eight writing tips for 2018

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With just days of 2017 now remaining, perhaps you’re setting out some New Year’s resolutions for yourself, one of which might be to get more writing done. With the calendar changing from ‘7’ to ‘8’, we’ve set out eight pieces of advice that might get you scribbling during 2018.

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How short can a short story be?

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Appropriately on what is the shortest day of the year, today is Short Story Day, and if your writing muscles need flexing, what better way to do this than to pen a quick, brief narrative? A common reason would-be writers give for not getting any writing done is that they “don’t have time”. It is, […]

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Three Christmas words you’re probably spelling incorrectly

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and the best way to keep writers, editors and other grammarians full of festive cheer at this time of year is to avoid glaring spelling mistakes. Whether you’re writing your Christmas cards or planning a yuletide article, there are certain words that crop up in December that you don’t […]

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Book judge bemoans number of published typos

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A sports writer and head of a judging panel for an annual book award says the number of misprints and spelling mistakes creeping into publications is increasing. Graham Sharpe, who read 131 books nominated for this year’s William Hill Sports Book of the Year, says: “It certainly seems to me that there have been many […]

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