Archive | December, 2007

Your writing resources for 2008: a reader question and offer

Photo by racatumba At this time of year our thoughts naturally turn to goals and resolutions for the year ahead. And that might well include some writing goals and resolutions too - if you write as part of your work, are looking for more and better ways to… Continue reading

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Boost your writing motivation in five minutes

Why does curiosity feature in my 12 ingredients of confident writing?  One of the main reasons is that it’s great for keeping us motivated and enthusiastic about writing.  And when I’m coaching people to write with more confidence we often need to look as much (if not more) at attitude and motivation as at some [...]

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How blogging helps us get connected… or what happens when the mists come down

Photo of a misty Edinburgh morning by Leilani Kittel at World 66 It was wicked cold in Edinburgh and our heroine was glad to be stuck indoors. She was chewing over a writing project, a way to connect words and worlds and people and conversations… but she just couldn’t find the… Continue reading

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How to be a total reader magnet: pulling the readers that you want

Photo by Moriza It’s party season for writers as 2007 draws to a close.  It’s never been easier to write and publish your own work.  But with over 70 million blogs out there how do you make your writing stand out from the crowd?  It’s… Continue reading

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What I learned from the language of football

I thought this month’s writing challenge “what I learned from the world of sports” was going to leave me stumped.  I do not take, nor have I ever taken, an active role in the world of sports.  PE, sports days, compulsory games at school were all of a form of torture to me, a world [...]

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