Category: Writing

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Understanding Copyright

These links have the helpful explanations and advice on copyright. Copyright basics by ALCS Debunking myths of copyright by J Degen Copyright across the globe – the impact of free access   Organisations supporting...

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Horripilation

One book in the TSL collection which gives me horripilations is The Good Vicar by RJ Whitfield. And I really didn’t expect to find the word on a medical page! If you’ve resisted following...

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Rhotacism – mispronunciation of ‘r’

I was intrigued to discover that there is a condition called rhotacism – I assumed, having come across so many communities in East Africa where ‘r’ is pronounced as ‘l’ that it was more...

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The joy of language

Language is a funny thing – it’s fluid, it appears to be constant but the use and meanings of words change. When we arrived in the UK from South Africa, we quickly learnt to...

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Gender dependent adjective/noun

I live and learn. Proofreading A Second Chance, I decided to look up the difference between blond and blonde. I knew there was a difference in spelling, tending to think if it was hair...

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Prologues

Prologues: what are they and how did they originate? Some more on prologues. A very useful post. Why not to have a prologue. Thanks Pablo for the image

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Drafts – how tedious

Every author I speak to complains about rewrites and working through drafts. My author self does too, although to be honest, it can sometimes be quite a cathartic process – but that might be...

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Book settings: London

One of TSL’s straplines is #SupportingLocal. For TSL, local is wherever we want it to be as we have links in Africa as well as the UK and the US and into Europe and...

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The author’s journey

David Vann on becoming a writer and how he does it. Adam Rabinowitz explains his writing process. In Heaven’s Rage, Leslie Tate explores the aspects of writing and the creative process. He shares more...

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Displacement Therapy aka Procrastination

Displacement Therapy is one of my favourite pastimes. You might know it better as procrastination but that sounds such a negative word. Writers and students both suffer from this affliction as explained by BlondeWriteMore....