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Personal statement dilemma

Hello!! I hope that everyone is doing well. I am currently in the process of writing my personal statement and would really appreciate some guidance. Unfortunately , I have this thing about me in which I am unable to continue on with my wri...

Students could apply to university after A-levels under major overhaul of admissions system

Personal statements and predicted exam grades could be scrapped under radical plans...

Harlequin Announces Romance Includes You Mentorship Initiative

The Romance Includes You mentorship initiative aims to find new talent and increase diversity and inclusion in romance publishing. Readers want diverse books, and Harlequin is listening. The romance publisher recently announced the new ment...

My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador

February 1, 2019, by Issy My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador In 2018, I worked as a UoN Summer School ambassador for 2 weeks, based at Florence Boot Hall on University Park Campus. It was an experience I’m so glad I wa...

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...

Poorer students put at disadvantage by university application process, charity warns

Study says the current system relies too heavily on predicted grades and personal statements...

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When its Godawful.

Being famous ‘for being bad’ is a different thing, in my opinion. Artists renowned for being poor are still poor, it is simply that their incompetence becomes a source of black comedy. That would be your William McGonagall, Ed W...

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Writing Compared with Other Pursuits

You’ve compacted so much together here that I want to separate it to make it easier to deal with. Stories take longer to understand and appreciate largely because they’re a time-based medium. So are movies and music. They pass b...

Vintage WD: Must the Novelist Crusade?

In this February 1970 Writer’s Digest article, Eudora Welty argues that, “Fiction is not meant to be a disguise for propaganda. A story should speak for itself as a story.” By Eudora Welty Writer’s Digest, February 1970 Not too long...

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Scene changes

Here’s something I copied many years ago from the internet. I can’t locate it again, so I can’t give attribution. That’s unfortunate, but perhaps this excerpt might be helpful to you. QUOTEI received a lot of complim...

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