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  • NaNoWriMo: Still Stuck? SBT Come To The Rescue...Again

    Feeling Stuck? Staff at SBT have some suggestions - some more serious than others - that might help... Marion Bourbouze (Head of Marketing) : Get someone to write your novel for you. Then edit/improve. (Sneaky). Paul Gallagher (Website Editor) : Have several writing projects going on at once, even...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Develop A Writing Routine... or Adopt One of These

    “Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.” William G. Golding Although creative types don't generally like the idea of order and organisation, a writing routine will help you...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Music to watch the words go by

    So, you are aimlessly tapping away at the keyboard and you're thinking- this isn’t where your work should be going and this isn’t as good as you want it to be. Why not stop, open up your itunes or Spotify or stick on a CD or mp3 file or if you have it, the record player, and let your favourite...

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  • Lyrics Alley: Questions and Quizzes

    We now have some discussion questions for book groups who have read Lyrics Alley up on the site, with a handy printable version. Lyrics Alley really is a fantastic choice for a book group, as it contains so much fuel for discussion, as well as being a fascinating peek into a period of history in a...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Looking for Inspiration? Go For A Walk

    "All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking." - Friedrich Nietzsche Need some inspiration? Go for a walk. Thinking time helps the creative process. The best path to follow is the one across the bridge, through the wood and over the hill. Do not follow the path that leads directly to the...

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  • Bringing picture books to life for Visually Impaired children

    Find out about how pupils from an enterprising secondary school are working with award-winning charity, Living Paintings, on a curriculum-based project to help blind and partially sighted children. Living Paintings brings pictures to life for blind and partially sighted children. In 2009 they began...

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