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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Can You Teach Yourself to Write? | Douglas Burcham

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Can You Teach Yourself to Write? | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by posing the question — can you teach yourself to write?   Monday 1st June 2015 is the five-year anniversary of my frightening dream in the early hours in France when I started to write.  I will open a bottle of Clairette de Die to

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101 Best Websites for Writers | Writer’s Digest

The Independent Publishing Magazine has been honoured as one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June edition of their magazine. This is the third year in a row TIPM has made the list and of course we are delighted to hear about the continued recognition and support from our readers and subscribers. For the last 17

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Pennies Look After Themselves | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by comparing writing with the financial analogy of pennies and pounds.   REF – 1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500: Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, used to say – Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of

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SFWA Clears the Way for Self-Published & Indie Author Membership

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has voted in favour of changing its bylaw which prevented self-published and small press authors from applying for active and associate membership in the organisation. A third of members of the SFWA participated in the vote which resulted in an overwhelming 6 to 1 majority. The result of the

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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Seven (Advent Edition: Dec 1st – 7th) | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his series: How to write fiction – Part two. Back to writing and reading for pleasure. I cannot put off the content of this writing for pleasure post any longer. The nitty-gritty technical aspects have to be faced. In the previous posts in this series I have urged readers thinking about being

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