How to write bullet points that WORK

The bullet point is a valuable writing tool when you don’t have the time or inclination to write something out in full. However even with their humble restrictions, they can be written in a number useful, different ways.

Why it matters how and what you write as bullet points

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Never, ever read the bullet points and other text from your slides.

If you want them to create the right effect in whatever they lead to and save you time, effort and credibility, it helps to learn the subtle differences. Here are a few ideas to help you make yours more useful… [Continue reading]

Writing not just about, but WITH mental health issues

This is Mental Health Awareness Week as the media have been screaming out at us. How do you feel about the fact that mental health has been, up until recently, swept under social carpets and is now just emerging from the dustpans as an “OK” subject to talk about?

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As a writer, when you start scratching the surface of your own mental health you are likely to find a few worrying things lurking there.

Not for me to slag off science, PC commentators, Royal Family members and all the others who are hopping up on to the mental health bandwagons. No, bitchy though I am, these people are doing a great job in de-horrifying our views of mental health problems.

Writers and other creatives are almost expected to be a “bit loopy”

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Writing wedding speeches: a sample chapter for you

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Welcome to this sample chapter from Wedding Speeches For Everyone! Wedding rehearsal dinner speeches Increasingly the (originally US) custom of a formal dinner following a wedding rehearsal is coming over to Europe and beyond. The rehearsal dinner … [Continue reading]

Get your copy of “Wedding Speeches For Everyone!”

At long last, a book about writing wedding speeches that are bang up to date - not still based on the traditional roles from the last century or two, although there's plenty of advice on how to do those well if they are your choice. Added to that, … [Continue reading]

Writing to someone who just lost a loved one

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If you are on the point of facing the loss of a loved one, or just have, or you know someone who is doing so ... you might find this blank verse poem helpful. I wrote it the other night because a wonderful family I know are about to lose their … [Continue reading]

Book reviews: the HTWB pick of the best for summer reading

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Here are my reviews for a great choice of summer reading from sharp police thrillers to vintage whodunnits to a romantic family saga, and even a fictionalised memoir that will bring joy to your heart. Some of the original reviews were quite long so I … [Continue reading]

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