Ideas and The Complete Article Writer

No writer worth their weight in text is without ideas. But sometimes conjuring them up feels more challenging than pushing a brussels sprout up to the top of Snowdon using …

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Business of Writing – Free Words?

BoW - Free Words

 

Is it good business to write for free? Simon Whaley explores the value of your words.

Picture the scene: an email pops into your inbox. The editor loves your submission and wants to publish it. Sadly, there’s no budget to pay contributors, but it’s a great opportunity to see your name in print, and it’ll give you a piece to put in your published portfolio. So, what do you do?

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Age UK – The People’s Friend

  If you can get hold of a copy of The People’s Friend, dated 21st March 2015, then check out the feature exploring the life of an Age UK charity …

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Age UK Magazine Models

My latest batch of Age UK photos has been published in The People’s Friend magazine. They’re such a lovely team at the Newport, Shropshire shop, and they are all fantastically friendly, especially when they hate having their photos taken! Mind you, I can understand their reticence. When you give up your time to volunteer in a charity shop you don’t expect to find yourself as a magazine model strutting your stuff in front of over 400,000 readers.

Age UK feature in The People's Friend magazine
Age UK feature in The People’s Friend magazine

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Writer’s Wheel Article – Course You Can

My latest article for Writer’s Wheel, the online magazine for writers, is entitled Course You Can and looks at how to make the most from a residential writing workshop. You …

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Smiley faces at Age UK in Newport, Shropshire

Luke, Sharon, Daniel, Gabrielle and Louise of the Age UK store in Newport, Shropshire
Luke, Sharon, Daniel, Gabrielle and Louise of the Age UK store in Newport, Shropshire

What a fun morning I’ve had, taking photos on behalf of The People’s Friend magazine, at the Age UK shop in Newport, Shropshire. My thanks go to store manager Sharon, and the rest of her team for making me feel so welcome (and making me a cup of tea!), as I badgered them for photos.

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Writing Magazine – The Business of Writing – Rights

Know Your Rights - Writing Magazine - July 2014
Know Your Rights – Writing Magazine – July 2014

My latest article in the Business of Writing series has just been published in Writing Magazine. Know Your rights looks at the various rights writers need to consider offering/retaining when submitting their work to editors.

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