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An Editor’s Top Tips for (non-fiction) Writers

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. This is from the always excellent Jennie Pollock and I say a huge Amen to every single thing. I love my job. I really enjoy helping writers take their ideas and make the communication of them the best it can be. It’s educational (I learn about all kinds of topics) and stimulating (I’m often having to think quite deeply…

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Reading & writing (Bumper links edition)

I had planned to kind of weave the links I’d saved on reading and writing into a wonderful post but I’ve simply saved too many and been too slow in writing this post. So in order not to waste them I’m just putting themm all out there in a bumper weekend list of links to read if you’re a fan of books, reading, writing, libraries and so on. Enjoy! On Libraries Every Library Has a Story to Tell Libraries where the world’s memory is stored Shenzen library The Future Library…

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A bibliophilia special

I’m an unashamed bibliophile and I used to run a regular links post called bibliophilia. So as I clear out my links, here’s a special – all you could possibly want related to books Reading Can you really read a book a week? The Rise of Digital Technologies and the Decline of Reading The death of reading is threatening the soul Writing What writers most need to know Editing and Writing Aren’t the Same Skill Making a Living Writing Ebooks Libraries A Look Inside Europe’s Most Enchanting Libraries How to design a…

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Review: Write

What are the major themes of your life, the areas where you want to invest your time, energy, skills and resources? Over the course of the past year, as I hit 40, I identified four areas that I wanted to broadly commit to: write, read, run, lead. So how did I do? I have ambitions to write my own books and this year I wrote zero. So on that score, 2015 was not a success. For many years I’ve measured success in my writing but the progress of this blog.…

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