Merry Christmas 2016

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Happy Hanukkah 2016

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I know you can’t wait to read my Holiday newsletter…

Do you feel obliged to read distant friends’ and relatives’ lengthy Christmas newsletters about a bunch of people, places and activities about which you know sweet FA? Here’s one that beats them all … and will give you some laughs for a change. Enjoy.

Holiday newsletter from How To Write Better

Well, hello there from your dear friend with the latest news from jolly old England. And what a year it has been! I know you don’t have time to share all the exciting news so here are just the main highlights…

Let’s start back at the beginning, well almost, when I attended a wonderful New Year‘s Eve celebration – a friendly, informal affair thrown by my neighbour Lucy Sludge and her husband Percy. We were having an absolute riot playing charades – the theme was different species of river fish, I recall – and munching away on Lucy’s tasty home-made quinoa shortbread when her eldest son Luke turned up with some friends.

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How to write a scrumptious restaurant review: paying and writing it up, Part 8

In this final part of our serialisation of “How To Be A Savvy Restaurant Reviewer” author Sam Worthington shares final tips on paying your bill, and going home to write your review.

How to write a scrumptious restaurant review: paying and writing it up, Part 8

It is not a bad idea to let readers know what you did as far as tips were concerned as a guide for them when they visit the place.

And according to the wonderful and sadly late Sam, neither of the above needs to be painful…

Getting through the final reckoning – and writing up

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My friend’s in hospital with a serious eating disorder. What can I write to her?

Here is a young girl in hospital with anorexia. She is not allowed phone calls or visits from friends. Her best pal from school is desperate to tell her she hasn’t been abandoned. Their only lifeline is written letters.

My friend's in hospital with a serious eating disorder. What can I write to her?

It now feels like I can’t speak to her without awkwardly skirting round the topic.

And her friend wrote to me, for advice on what to write to this poor girl.¬†Would you have advised the same? If not, what would you have said? Read on…

What to write to someone with an eating disorder: the problem

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How to write a sweet restaurant review – sugar & spice, Part 7

And now we get to the dessert course in this lovely book by the late Sam Worthington, “How To Be A Savvy Restaurant Reviewer.

How to write a sweet restaurant review - sugar & spice, Part 7

Some places take their desserts very seriously…

Whether you have a sweet tooth, are a cheese lover or just fancy a glass of excellent port, this chapter of Sam’s will have you drooling…

How to write expressively about a meal’s grand finale…

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