Tips & Tricks

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If you need a quick writing hack, such as how to save time when editing a document, my ‘Tips and Tricks’ page is the best place to start.

Grammar 101: When to use Capital Letters

When do I use capital letters? Deciding when to use capitals in your writing can be a bit of a fraught issue. Do we use capitals for people’s job titles? What about book titles? There are a couple of ways to go ...

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Grammar 101: Adjectives are ordered

Did you know that adjectives are ordered? You may remember that an adjective is a describing word. They can describe the colour, size, material, origin, purpose etc. of a person or thing. The ‘cumulative adjective...

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Writing groups

Submitting your work to others for their opinion can be daunting, even if they are offering their own work for the same treatment. You might feel anxious, defensive or embarrassed about your writing, or perhaps just u...

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Killer first chapters

There’s a secret to writing killer first chapters, but you probably won’t like it. The secret is that you have to have something worth writing about. There, I’ve said it. You can write thousands of words, ...

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After the first draft

A great way to improve your writing and to gauge if it’s meeting your expectations is to surround yourself with people who are as immersed in writing as you are and who will read your work and give you construct...

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