Author Archives: suecowley

Don’t PISA Me Off

In a week that has been dominated by talk of testing, yesterday brought what felt to me like the final straw. As if it wasn’t bad enough that correctly placed semi colons have been marked incorrect, for no obvious reason, and … Continue reading

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SATsholm Syndrome

Please tell me that they shouldn't be this harsh! — Mrs Dolby (@MrsDolby) July 4, 2017 It’s hard to know where to start with what a convoluted mess our accountability system is in, but this tweet seems like a … Continue reading

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Inspire SW

In honour of this conference, I’ve done something really mad I’ve written a keynote poem, and I warn you, it could be bad. I like to take a risk or two, I’m quite experimental I sang a song at WomenEd, … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part Four: Copy Rights

When your book gets accepted for publication, you will be sent a contract to sign. It’s likely that you will want to sign on the dotted line as quick as you can and send it straight back, just in case … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part Three: Publish or Be Damned

Once you’ve decided that you are going to be a writer, and you’ve got your idea past the “is this actually going to be useful/interesting/inspiring to my audience?” test, it is time to try and get your words into print. In … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part Two: Ideas and Audiences

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison There are all sorts of motivations for writing a book. Maybe you want to share your ideas with the … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part One: Ten Home Truths

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway I’ve been meaning to blog on writing for a while, because it’s something I get asked about a lot, via email and … Continue reading

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