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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 2

With Your Protagonist Looking Into a Mirror The other day as I stared at my reflection in the bathroom mirror of my north London flat I recalled that my hair is fine and dyed a darker brunette then it would … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 1

Oh hi! How have you been? Crikey, what sort of weather have we been having? And the traffic on the way here? Absolute nightmare. Especially with these petrol prices, don’t even get me started. Still, that’s a lovely cardigan you’re … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.10: Be helpful The thing that I feel compelled to start off by moaning about today isn’t directly linked to covering letters but it is very close to them, too often it is pressed right up against them. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.9: Never judge a book by its Amazon review Whenever I want to know anything about anything I look it up on Wikipedia. I love Wikipedia. I could spend hours on there clicking from page to page. Incidentally, if you … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.8: My name is Bob, but you can call me B S Goodwriter Did anyone else notice that lots of people’s names changed, at least for a little while, once they left school? After our last long summer together a … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.7: Pobody’s Nerfect I’m just going to come out and say it. I am not a fan of grammar bullies. In my opinion, picking on someone for a brief grammatical slip or a badly placed apostrophe is not big and … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No. 6: There are plenty more clichés in the sea Clichés exist for a reason. Because they generally work. They usually make a good point and/or have been borrowed from Shakespeare. And they don’t really do anyone that much harm. … Continue reading

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