Who or whom?

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_361A lot of people struggle with the difference between these two, so another infographic doesn’t hurt, does it?

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How classic book covers have changed

editing_and_proofreading_blog_267As fashions change, how have classic books continued to grab attention on the shelf in the book shop? This post compares various covers over time.

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What you can learn from Jane Eyre

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_272We can all learn by analysing the work of an expert.  Here is what Jane Eyre can teach you about mind-blowing heroines.

Yes, I know Jane Eyre isn’t the expert here, but it keeps it snappy.

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The science of storytelling

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_352This is an interesting infographic about how our brains react to stories. I’m not convinced the knowledge helps much with the writing process, though!

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10 Short story competitions

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_313For those of you who have short stories up your sleeve, here is a list of competitions to enter before the end of the year.

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The abuse of the present tense

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_357Do you cringe when they use the present tense in history programmes? I do. I also hate it when the radio announcers say that a one off programme is produced by whoever it is. No it isn’t. It was produced by them, but then they finished it & moved on to something else. That is why we are able to listen to it now.

I can cope when they make the same announcement after a long running series, as the same people are probably still on the case as I listen.

Here is a post about the debate between John Humphrys & Melvyn Bragg on the subject.

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Opportunities for writers: October and November 2014

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_316Here is a list of writing opportunities for October & November. This time, a lot are in the USA, but not all of them…

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