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Writing Great Personal Essays: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
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The word ‘essay’ strikes fear into many hearts, with its connotations of heavy academic papers or boring school assignments. Essays don’t need to be dull – some of the best...

Finding an Agent: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
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Published authors will often talk about how valuable they have found their agents. It‘s certainly possible to have a great writing career without an agent, but having an advocate, a...

Coping with Rejection: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
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If you’re a writer, you will have been warned to brace yourself for rejections (and if you haven’t, this is your warning). Rejection is part of sending creative work into...

How to Give and Get Great Feedback: Really Useful Links by Ellen...
Posted by Ellen Brickley in , .

Last week, we talked about finding your community as a writer. Once you’ve found that community, you may be lucky and find some of the superheroes known as critique partners...

How to Find Your Writing Community: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
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Being a writer can be lonely. Writing doesn’t naturally bring you into contact with people, especially if you’re starting out. So many articles on writing suggest a critique group or...

Writing Picture Books: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
Posted by Ellen Brickley in , .

Many book-lovers have fond memories of their earliest experiences with books and stories – slim Ladybird book spines, the smell of the children’s section in the library, or the words...

Wild About YA: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
Posted by Ellen Brickley in , .

I’m delighted to be stepping into Paul Anthony Shortt’s shoes for a few weeks – it’s been a while since this job was undertaken by someone who wasn’t named Paul!...

How Can You Tell When Editorial Feedback is ‘Right’ by Catherine Ryan...
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in , , .

You write a book. You decide the world needs it. Ideally, you then either: Submit it to an agent who finds you a publisher Or self-publish in a professional way....

All About Copyright by Brenda Tobin
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Copyright protections arise naturally once a work is created. If you have written an original literary or dramatic work then no formalities such as registration of the work are necessary...

Achieving Your Goals with the Wheel of Life by Andrea Hayes
Posted by Andrea Hayes in , .

  Intentions are the seeds to achieving our goals, but many of us need help to harness our intentions and put them to good use. Make it your intention to create...