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Cut the crap - Tighten your writing by getting rid of these 10 filler words

When words are your weapon it’s understandable to want to play with them, using as many as you can, and make your sentences flowery. Unless you’re writing poetry, you will be surprised at how many unnecessary filler words you write, which can have a negative impact on the reader. Here are a list of words that you should immediately put a red line through.


Stuck in a rut? - 8 tips to defeat writer’s block

It might seem like the end of the world, and it happens to the best of us, writer’s block, the inability to get anything out of your head and down on paper. What can you do to get over the hurdle and get back to writing? Here’s some tips get you back on track.


Great beginnings - 3 tips on how to start your book

It’s very easy to come up with an idea and decide to start writing a book, but actually sitting down and typing those first words is very difficult, especially if you want your readers to finish. Here are three tips to writing a great beginning that will ensure people read to the end.


WhoWatWhereNow? - NaNoWriMo starts next week, what’s it all about?

Thirty days can seem like an age if you’re waiting for a birthday, the birth of a child, or a paycheque. However, thirty days doesn’t seem so long when you have write a whole novel from start to finish. That’s the aim of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), to encourage people to write a complete novel over the month of November. It sounds like a big task.


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