If you are researching your family history or recalling memories of the past or if you are a local/social history researcher you probably read and/or subscribe to one or more of the magazines that specialise in genres such as family history, genealogy,
If you have written a book or a series of short stories you are probably ready to start thinking about how to preserve and present your stories (for example, a traditional hardback or paperback, an eBook, a flip book or less expensive options such as a
If you are one of those people who is always claiming you want to write but never get around to it, then read on to find out just how rewarding and fulfilling writing can be. If you have tried before but
As a new or inexperienced writer you probably haven’t given much thought to your own writing style. You are probably just relieved to get something down on paper and the last thing on your mind is what style you are writing in.
If you want the freedom to write without being overwhelmed by the number of features available in popular word processors such as Microsoft Word and Pages for the Mac, there are some excellent distraction-free writing tools. You don’t have to struggle with complicated formatting,
Even if you think you have a clear idea of what you want to write about do you sometimes find it really hard to get going? Well there is a remedy for this condition and it involves scribbling down absolutely
What are idioms and should you use them in your writing? The Cambridge Dictionary definition of idioms is ‘a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on
Clichés are words and phrases that have been used so often they have ceased to have much impact. When they were first written they may have been original and colourful but overuse has guaranteed that they are now anything but.
A mistake some new or less experienced writers make is to believe that if they want to appear clever they should avoid short words and use long, pretentious words or phrases which are not part of their normal vocabulary. But you
Life stories can be told in many different ways but typically they are written chronologically, starting with when and where you were born, where you went to school, your first job, marriage, children and so on. However, what if you could write