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Children in northern England being hit by 'double whammy' of poverty and failing schools, warns report

Children's Commissioner warns that benefits from Northern Powerhouse programme are not trickling down...

Sifting through Mythology: Finding the Grains of Your Story

Marc Graham explains how he used popular—and differing—myths and archaeological records to find the story of his new novel, Song of Songs: A Novel of the Queen of Sheba. The Queen of Sheba led a small tribe from her home in northern Ara...

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Another way of saying “engage the enemy”

Stormsong07 said: ↑ “Junior and Senior Riders, go ahead and report to your company. Initiates, stay here out of the way until the main body has engaged the enemy. Then rescue the wounded when you can. Do not directly engage with the ene...

The Differences Between a Crime Novel, Mystery Novel and Thriller Novel

Every writer’s job is to give the reader what she wants in a way she doesn’t expect. [Like this quote? Click here to Tweet and share it!] (And it’s wise to remember that every agent and editor is foremost a reader, too.) One of the fi...

Ofsted wins Court of Appeal case against Durand Academy

Court of Appeal judges rule Ofsted’s damning inspection report of a London academy was not unfair....

Great Ideas for Mystery Skype & Hangouts

This week I am welcoming some guest bloggers. This one is from Sarah Fromhold. Mystery Skype is a concept that first began around 2011. The premise is that students Skype with another class somewhere in the world, and each class tries to gu...

MyBib is Back

The last time that I wrote about MyBib it was to report that I didn’t have any information about when it would be back online, if ever. That was exactly one month ago. This morning I received an email from a reader named Eliza who exc...

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How do I write Britain becoming a US State for this general fiction?

Okay, so this is sort of why I’m here, the thing I want to do.True, since coming here/joining this online community, that my own writing juices have flown. I wrote sketches in somebody’s short humour thread FFS as my first two p...

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My Brother Taran

Britain, 1943 Taran’s mouth dried up and the blood drained from his cheeks. A man was aiming a revolver at him. This man’s attitude was almost casual, as if he was accustomed to killing people. His brocaded dressing gown contras...

A Quick Google Docs Formatting Tip

Google Docs has lots of handy features that are “hidden” in plain sight. Many of those features address common formatting needs. For example, in the far right edge of the editor menu there is a function to clear all formatting. ...

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