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Creative Writing

The other world

I don’t know about you but I often happen across random ‘things’ that are out of context and this week’s photo prompt is no exception.

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Technology

6 reasons why new small businesses fail

There have been a lot of words written over the years explaining why businesses fail. A little research though shows it mostly boils down to

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Creative Writing

New Beginnings

Everything starts somewhere and this month I’m exploring the idea of new beginnings and in this word square you have a lot of opportunities to

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Essouira view
Creative Writing

High days and holibobs

This week is a photo prompt. You know the drill by now. Take a look at the photo and write the first sentence or paragraph

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Creative Writing

Short, shorter, brief

I was wandering around the web looking for inspiration for this week’s writing prompt whilst thinking about a video I’d seen yesterday of a musician

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road, sun and trees
Creative Writing

How to juxtapose a tree

The challenge is to expand our vocabulary and think about what words mean to us. The word of the month in May is ‘juxtapose’ as

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Dog enjoying the waves
Creative Writing

When Belle goes looking for Pip

I cannot imagine how cold it is in the seas off the coast of Britain at this time of year, but lots of people swim

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May wordsquare image
Creative Writing

Water water everywhere

There is nothing quite like being by the water. Whether your preference is for the beach, a cliff, stream, canal or even a long lazy

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Writing Business

How to avoid entrepreneurial failure

Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur can sometimes seem like a bit of a lottery. Will you get the key deal you need? Will

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Creative Writing

Synonyms and other interesting words about peace

This year’s Hysteria Writing Competition has a theme of peace and it would be easy to fall into familiar tropes and themes. Whilst a retelling

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Typewriter
Writing Business

How to be a rockstar blogger – part 3

Create content for your audience, not yourself Even though you are on a mission to become a Rock Star Blogger your blog is not, and

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vermillion
Creative Writing

Playing with vermillion

Over the last few weeks I’ve been offering up a weekly writing prompt and this week is no different. The challenge is to expand our

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easter word square
Creative Writing

Easter word square

Did you know that pretzels were originally eaten at Easter because they symbolise the cross or that dancing is illegal on Good Friday in Germany?

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ice-pool
Creative Writing

Ice pool

As you already know I love strange and unusual photos and I will often carry a camera or my phone to capture something that intrigues

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Technology

Life and death on the social web

Benjamin Franklin certainly made a point when he said “‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With the

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