Category Archives: Writing

A Critical Friend

It’s very interesting to see feedback getting so much attention as a concept in education at the moment. It’s lovely to see so many examples of teachers using critique in such complex and intelligent ways. Unfortunately for me, though, the … 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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Interpretations

“Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge.” Alberto Manguel When you become a published author, you very quickly get used to readers interpreting what you write in a way that is not what you … Continue reading

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