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    Ten dos and don’ts when approaching editors…

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    Making a good impression from the start is crucial when you are approaching an editor for the first time. Here, we give some essential dos and don’ts… […]

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    When is it OK to cheat on your partner?

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    A new study outlines five situations when people believe an affair can be justified … but is it ever really OK? […]

  • Danielle Clewlow gave birth on her wedding day

    I had a baby on my wedding day!

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    Our interviewee, Danielle Clewlow’s incredible story appears in the SUNDAY MIRROR newspaper and THE DAILY MAIL WEBSITE

  • How much money

    Why do people sell a story? Is it all about how much money?

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    You might imagine most people sell a story to make some money – and the […]

Aldi V Waitrose and Asda online

January 29, 2015
Aldi v online Waitrose and Asda
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My online shopping at Asda and Waitrose – which I have been doing August 2003 – has turned into a real chore. Apart from seeing the price of my shopping rising every week, going on those websites has become a nightmare. But could I really go back to pushing a trolley around a supermarket myself to get a cheaper grocery bill? I tried out Aldi… […]

Literary Lifestories … how a ghostwriter can turn your life story into a novel…

January 8, 2015
Natasha Collins - Literary Life stories
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Mum of one Natasha Collins tells why she believes documenting your own life story into a novel can be a wonderful gift to pass down the generations – and how she has set up a service helping people do just that… […]

Press, media, publishing – predictions for 2015

January 1, 2015
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Hello to the NEW celebrities. Once celebrity status used to be confined to pop bands, film and TV stars. But all that is changing. The new celebrities have never been on TV or starred in a Hollywood movie. Instead they are ordinary people gaining thousands of followers simply tweeting about their own lives, self-promoting with stunning photos on Instagram or gaining an audience through blogging… […]

Courtney Adamo and the trend on giving your kids an old-fashioned childhood…

December 20, 2014
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Courtney Adamo believes in little TV, no electronics and giving few new toys to her four children.
But will her children really grow up happier people? It’s become very trendy amongst middle-class parents to deny your kids access to computers, iPads and plastic toys. But I believe we should enjoy spoiling our kids sometimes – and not be made to feel guilty about it. […]

Author Spot: Al Ferguson

November 27, 2014
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New dad, teacher and blogger Al Ferguson tells how the arrival of his own baby prompted him not only to start a blog, but write a book, New Dad book of Secrets… […]

Spammed … by a cancer charity

October 29, 2014
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Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity sent me tens of emails over a period of three months. Despite all efforts to stop the emails, they continued.
Is this really the way any charity should be spending donated money? […]

Is Trip Advisor deleting reviews for fear of being sued?

August 25, 2014
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Something has happened recently to Trip Advisor. I’ve noticed lately the bad reviews have got fewer and the good ones have become more plentiful. There are also some surprising eateries at the top of Trip advisor… […]

Should you ever send Direct Messages on Twitter…?

August 9, 2013
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I have to say that apart from a few exceptions – which I will outline – I believe that Twitter is not the place to send direct messages ever…

Ten dos and don’ts when approaching editors…

January 8, 2014
Jenny Simpson - writing copy for blogs
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Making a good impression from the start is crucial when you are approaching an editor for the first time. Here, we give some essential dos and don’ts… […]

I turned my real-life experience into a book…

September 22, 2014
Anne Zouroudi real life Shirley Valentine
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Author Anne Zouroudi, who wed a Greek fisherman, tells how she turned her real life Shirley Valentine experience into a book, was taken on by a top literary agent – and went on to have a successful literary career. […]