The popular mantra, “kill your darlings”, attributed to Allen Ginsberg (or was it Arthur Quiller-Couch?) instructs writers to cut material they’re proud of if it will improve the readability of their manuscript.
But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be used at all.
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One of my aims for 2017 was to begin to share my experiences as a freelance writer, and put an online course together. I had initially been considering Udemy as the platform (and this may still transpire) but WOW.
Continue reading “News Flash: Online Courses Are Tricky to Plan”
I hate losing. I understand I’m not alone in this sentiment, but loss does instill a feeling of loneliness. So when I enter a competition, I have to do so knowing I have a fighting chance of winning. This usually means having an idea of my opponents ability.
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Google has made the act of researching material for journalism so much simpler. The same can be said for fiction, too, although you might approach that in a different way. But while a search engine is useful, it’s not ideal for daily, regular searches on similar topics.
What you need is an app or service that does your research for you.
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