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The Guardian Newspaper’s FREE How To Write Series

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Article by Caren Kennedy © 28 February 2012.
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Do you remember The Guardian newspaper’s 2008  ‘How to Write’  series?  If not, then read on because you’re in for a treat and better yet it’s FREE!

Covering journalism, fiction, comedy, poetry, screenwriting and biography, these supplements offered invaluable advice and bucket loads of encouragement from a range of leading professionals, including Wendy Cope on crafting superb poetry, Simon Jenkins speculating on whether journalists are born or made, Catherine Tate on writing memorable comedy characters, and Robert Harris on penning novels.

Click HERE for the link where you can browse all this and lots, lots more at your leisure.

Alternatively, you can hop over to Amazon HERE and buy the book, which pulls together all the material from these supplements and also includes a directory of useful addresses, including publishers agents, professional societies, and bursaries.

By the way, for more free stuff, you might like to check out my other blog HERE to be in with a chance to win a copy of Derry O’Dowd’s fabulous The Scarlet Ribbon.  Offer ends Sunday March 11.

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If you’re not a member of www.writing.ie and would like to join, see below for instructions pinched from Louise Phillips  over atCrime Scene (hee!).  It’s easy-peasey,  plus it too is entirely free!

At the very top right hand corner of the site, click registerYou will be asked your name, user name, email address, and password verification. Once you’re set up, simply click log in (again in the very top right hand corner) and type in your user name and password.  Don’t forget to tick the ‘remember me’ box to avoid having to sign in again.  Voila!


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CAREN KENNEDY runs writing.ie's Word Play blog and is the creator of a television series currently in pre-production with Warner Bros TV and co-author of Fake Alibis (BenBella Books, 2009). As well as being a regular contributor to Journal.ie, publishing credits include local, national and international publications. In conjunction with The Inkwell Group, Caren also gives one-to-one mentoring on how to begin writing for television in her online course: http://www.inkwellwriters.ie/workshops/writing-tv-treatments. She is represented in the US by Vamnation Entertainment and TriadaUS Literary Agency.