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 about my personal nemesis. These are the bane of my working life. A scourge on…

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 ever do happen to be surfing through any of the pages dedicated to Roald Dahl’s…

New Adult – Dictionary Corner – Publishing Terms Translated

Have you ever spoken to someone in publishing or browsed the submission portion of an agency’s website and wondered what on earth we’re all talking about? Well, wonder no more. Here in Dictionary Corner we will strive to shed some light on the technical jargon and industry lingos that often confuse new writers. New Adult…

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 selection of my friends and I flitted off to the lure of university placements. It…

What are The Odds? Ask Adam Perrott

First of all, in the form of a tweet could you tell us: what are The Odds? The Odds are a family of Meddlers, or Professional Pranksters, whose job is to cause mischief and mayhem wherever they are. (I even had 18 characters to spare there!) How did you come up with the idea of…

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 it certainly isn’t clever. It particularly gets my goat when anyone is publicly pulled up…