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Shooting a promotional video for a historical novel

Just a few thoughts on shooting a promotional video to publicise a historical novel and posting it on social media…

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How to avoid repetitive writing

How to avoid using the same word too often, and in too close proximity to the next instance of it.

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How to avoid repetitious writing

A way of avoiding repetitive writing, with examples from a novel.

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How to get started in freelance journalism and photojournalism

How to get started in freelance writing

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How to solve an awkward, long winded and old fashioned piece of writing

Just a use of English problem and how to solve it, that might be useful for someone else who is…

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American civil war spy problem solved

How to use a description which might not have been in use during the period you are writing about?

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Writing about horses in historical fiction

Writing historical fiction can involve taking a step back in time to an earlier age of transport, such as travelling…

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The Confederate flag in book cover design

I can’t decide whether to use the American civil war era Confederate flag on the book cover for a novel…

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To be or not to be pedantic

t’s easy to be concerned about people who are pedantic – who are constantly finding minor faults, when you’re writing….

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Honey I shrunk the comma!

Sometimes using a comma in the wrong place can create an unintended and pretty humorous result, which is what happened…