Tag: #AmWriting

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Writer for hire: Autumn 2019

We went to see Little Women at the very end of December 2019. I absolutely delighted in the scenes of Jo March, writer for hire, negotiating with her editor. I really enjoyed this adaptation, which played around with flashbacks and broke the fourth wall. Like, I suspect, a lot of women who write, Jo March…
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Writing retreats – building your own

Here’s my DIY to create a writing retreat that reinvigorates your creativity.

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Exe-Lit festival’s second year delivers

Exe-Lit festival’s second year showed how a small city can deliver creativity, as has Exeter’s recognition as a UNESCO city of literature

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The only essential writing tools I always have with me

I can happily procrastinate with stationery for *weeks*. Here’s the essential tools my decades of research have settled on.

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There and back again: how solo travel can clear the mind

One of my ambitions for going freelance is regaining my creativity. I’m trying to get a balance between fiction, non-fiction and adviser work. To do that, I needed to rebalance my thinking so I booked myself some solo travel. I’ll cover how to make the most of a week’s retreat in a future post: this…
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Writing for hire over the summer

I know what I did this summer. Here’s the list of the writing for hire I got published, with insight into why I pitched them.

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My writing – April and May 2019

Round-up of published writing for April and May 2019, covering commissioned work and guest blogging.

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Opening up the shop

I’m an independent communications adviser and freelance writer, and I’m looking to take on new work from June 2019. That seems like a quick and simple statement, but it’s been a while in the making. I’ve been to a lot of networking events across the south west over the last six months so that sentence…
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Give yourself a break…

Have a word with your boss-self if you are self-employed and grumpy about working on a bank holiday.