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Slave to the rhythm

Rhythm is the hidden magic within great writing.

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Second Person

On the trail of Ian McEwan in Norwich, the City of Literature

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City of Literature

One of the postcards caused me some disquiet. It recalls a shocking episode from my days living in Norwich. I didn’t want to trivialise something that left many people deeply upset. But Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth had taken me right back to the site of that event, and I felt it would be dishonest if I didn’t reflect this in my piece.

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Back to Midtown

If you’re going to promote an area’s links with great writers, you have to do better than ‘The Bloomsbury Set, based in the area included Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster.’ It doesn’t even make sense.

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The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life

‘In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London.’ With these words the Spitalfields Life blog was born, back in August 2009.

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Write Copy, Make Money

We copywriters need to invest full and proper time in commercial matters, as well as our commercial writing. But sometimes we forget about the basics of good business when we’re trying to hit a series of fast-moving deadlines.

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Making every word tell

Without confidence in your audience you can’t produce writing with personality.

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Priceless profiles

My friend Ray recently gave me a copy of ‘First Edition Prices’. He writes and edits this authoritative analysis of 42,500 collectable books, and publishes it through his own Tartarus Press imprint. Many collectors and dealers fall back on this guide when trying to match pounds to publications. The prices make for interesting reading, but […]

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