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The motivation to write

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Are you aware of the purpose that lies behind your writing - the reason why you want to write?  Are [...]

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Coffee house writing

Do you ever sit and scribble in a coffee house?  Jotting down new ideas, capturing fragments of a conversation, doodling the perfect metaphor for a piece of writing or maybe even working on a chapter of your novel? If so, you’re not alone.  Now there’s a place where you can go and read some of [...]

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How to write without limits

Are you aware of your writing beliefs? One of the things we learn from coaching and NLP is the power of our beliefs.  They are not facts, but we tend to treat them as if they were.  They become the rules we live by.  They also act as self-fulfilling prophecies.  Joseph O’Connor in the NLP [...]

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When a spellchecker can’t help

Spellcheckers are great for picking up mistyped words and obvious misspellings.  But don’t fall into the trap of relying on a spellchecker to pick up all your language glitches.  Some words will fall through the gaps. Words, for example, that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings (“homonyms”).  All the computer [...]

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Not sure of a word? Look it up

If you’re not sure of a word - its spelling, or its meaning - why not get into the habit of looking it up in a dictionary?  Looking up unfamiliar words can help build both vocabulary and your confidence as a reader, speller and writer. Most people have a dictionary in the office or at [...]

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