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How To Win A Scholarship: The 5 Most Important Things

Scholarship applications are challenging. First, you have to search for opportunities and you need to be very diligent during that process. Then, the application process starts. You’ll be writing one essay after another, while waiting for...

Christmas Is in the Air, So Get Ready for Rejections

It’s holiday time, and guess what editors do this time of year?  They clean our their desks and send out rejections by the dozens—it’s the gift that keeps on giving! You’ve heard what people say about comedy coming from pain. That...

How to Draw Influence from Other Writers Without Plagiarizing: 6 Tips to Avoid an Ailey O’Toole Situation

Plagiarism in poetry is nothing new; it’s happened before. Those who are in-the-know on poetry news most likely have heard about the latest high-profile case of plagiarism in poetry. The poem “Gun Metal,” which was nominated for the 2...

Signs You’re in Your Final Year of University

December 12, 2018, by Lucy Signs You’re in Your Final Year of University The library has become your second home that you might as well start paying your share of the bills. Talking about the library, your routine is planned to the minute...

5 Tough Tips for Surviving (and Triumphing Over) Really Rotten Book Reviews

Negative reviews of your work can cut deep. Author Pamela Jane offers five proactive measures you can take to stay strong and move forward when dealing with bad book reviews. You know the feeling—the shock, the shattering pain, the sick s...

YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

Thousands of videos have been taken down by YouTube as a result of a BBC investigation into essay-writing adverts....

Dealing with ‘Writer’s Block’ During Deadlines

December 5, 2018, by Alina Dealing with ‘Writer’s Block’ During Deadlines It’s that grey time of year again – amid all of the festivities and Christmas lights in Nottingham, many of us are getting our heads down in Hallward and tr...

The Editor Behind the Curtain: Inside the Publishing Process

For first-time authors, the publishing process is often shrouded in mystery. An expert shares an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes—and how to leverage it for future success. Whether you’re currently writing a book, querying ...

My Favourite Instrumental Music to Study to

November 21, 2018, by Alina My Favourite Instrumental Music to Study to If you’re like me and prefer to study cooped up in the library then you’ll understand the problems of accidentally sitting next to either a hungry student devouring...

4 Essential Steps to Making Your Protagonist Real, Even When They’re Nothing Like You

Writing your protagonist always requires deep thought and consideration, but crafting believable, realistic protagonists who are nothing like you presents unique challenges. Author Donna Levin offers four essential tips to help you work thr...

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