Writing a Novel

Why everyone should write

Writing is one of the most important skills anyone can possess. Having the ability to express yourself through the written word is invaluable. Writing offers both physical and mental benefits, and is a tool that can be used for many purposes by anyone. In communicating with others, writing gives you the opportunity to express yourself …

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Help for writers

There are a lot of knowledgeable writers out there helping fellow writers to write, publish, and market their work. Even better – some of them do it for free! Whatever you think about the internet, you can’t deny that it’s a help for writers. I thought I’d write a post about the useful people and …

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Famous Hampshire Writers

Living in Hampshire, local writers have a lot to live up to! World-famous, talented authors have lived here in Hampshire – some were born or buried here. It is a highly literary county! Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. Amongst his famous works are A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations. Jane Austen …

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It’s, its, it is: the oddities of grammar and does it really matter?

And isn’t grammar odd! Yes, there are rules, but there always seem to be exceptions. But It’s is quite straight forward. The apostrophe means there is a missing letter or letters. So it could mean ‘it is’ or ‘it has’. And that is the only time there should be an apostrophe included. Its means ‘belonging …

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