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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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  • NaNoWriMo: Writing Is Not For The Faint-hearted

    We are now into the middle of NaNoWriMo and I'm sure everything is going exactly as planned. Your novel is AMAZING and you cannot believe how brilliant you are. Literary Agents and Publishers have already heard about your novel and are waiting in the wings, desperate for you to write that last,...

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  • A Book Review, Searchable Authors and a New Word!

    If you've been following Book Talk so far, you'll know that every month we are soliciting a review of the chosen book from an author on our Live Literature database. What is the database? It's a searchable and browseable list of authors who are based in Scotland and have met the criteria to receive...

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  • Roots of Empathy

    Babies: they coo, they gurgle and they’re undeniably cute. Sure, they may cry, and they may make stinky messes, but there is something special about them and the way they depend on people in their world. Babies may need someone to love them and connect with them in order to help them develop. But...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Read, Read, Read and then Write, Write, Write

    "Like most—maybe all— writers, I learned to write by writing and, by example, by reading books. " - Francine Prose So read, read, read and write, write, write. That’s my writing advice. Job done. Tick. In the past I have found it frustrating when I have plucked up the courage to ask well known and...

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