Friday May 13th 2011

Posts Tagged ‘Writing for kids’

Writing Simply But Effectively: how to write clear and clutter-free fiction for kids – by Helen Brain

Writing Simply But Effectively: how to write clear and clutter-free fiction for kids – by Helen Brain

Pruning your writing of unnecessary clutter is a great way to energize your prose. Here are tips on cutting back on verbiage.   Choosing a complicated word when a simpler one will do can dull your writing. Cluttering your sentences with unnecessary words will do the same [Read More]

Mistakes to Avoid when Writing Books for Kids – by Helen Brain

Mistakes to Avoid when Writing Books for Kids – by Helen Brain

The right level of language can make or break a book for children. Learn what kinds of English to avoid when writing for kids. It’s important to choose the kind of English that modern children speak. If it is many years since a writer last read a book for children, and [Read More]

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Why Writers Need to Network – by Sam Moolman

Why Writers Need to Network – by Sam Moolman

  IT may be a bold statement to make, but I’ll venture to say that networking is the most important part about [Read More]

Marketing Yourself as a Writer: How To Make a Good Impression – by Sam Moolman

Marketing Yourself as a Writer: How To Make a Good Impression – by Sam Moolman

JUST as money doesn’t grow on trees, neither do work opportunities. Unless you’re lucky enough to already have an [Read More]

Seven Tips for Creating Tension – by Hannah Green

Seven Tips for Creating Tension – by Hannah Green

How do you create that nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat page-turner? How do best-selling authors create tension in their [Read More]

Eight Tips for Reporting from a Disaster Zone – by Noel Cisneros

Eight Tips for Reporting from a Disaster Zone – by Noel Cisneros

  Our Broadcast Journalism tutor Noel Cisneros was called to duty by ABC News in the US to cover the recent earthquake [Read More]

The Winners of the 2011 SA Writers’ College Short Story Competition

The Winners of the 2011 SA Writers’ College Short Story Competition

The results are out! Read the winning entries, the judges’ comments and see if your story is mentioned in our [Read More]

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all be in vain if you don’t know anyone to market yourself to. My next blog post will be about networking, which Read the post

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