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Short Story Writing - A Viable Route To Publication For Older ..

Many people take up writing as a hobby or as a more serious undertaking later in life - maybe even after what would be considered by many retirement age. This article looks at one way the older ..
(January 06, 2008)
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Agents And Publishers - Who Do I Approach First?

You may well think that the choice of approaching an agent or publisher is academic before you have even finished your book but nothing is further from the truth. This short article discusses the ..
(August 28, 2007)
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eBay Basics - Four Focal Points For Beginners

So you want to make a business out of eBay? Maybe you want to make the move from casual ‘clear-the-attic’ selling to a focused business approach? If that's the case, the following four ..
(July 25, 2007)
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Razor Burns And Bumps - How To Banish Them For Good

Razor burn - that rawness of face familiar to thousands of men - is something that can be avoided in most cases. This article gives one simple solution. Firstly - just what is razor burn? Let's ..
(June 24, 2007)
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If Failure Is A Dirty Word - It Pays To Know How To Clean It ..

The flip side of the success coin is failure. In our culture, failure has almost become a taboo subject - and yet failure simply means lack of success. Learning from failure to gain the success you ..
(May 31, 2007)
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Clean Up With A Cleaning Business - Four Good Reasons For ..

If you have ever hankered after running your own business, why not consider the commercial cleaning industry? Believe me, cleaning is no longer a dirty word and the rewards can be more than you might .
(March 13, 2007)
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Short Story Writing-Don't Waste Your Words On Wasted Words!

The short story market often demands tight word counts from the writer. Here are some tips on how to keep that word count under control! Short stories written specifically for inclusion in weekly or ..
(February 12, 2007)
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Fiction Writing: 3 Crucial Points For Your Main Character

The main or lead character in any story is a lynchpin and has very definite qualities. Miss one of these and your story may well grind to a halt! This article takes a look at three crucial aspects of .
(February 15, 2007)
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Why Write A Novel? Here Are Three Good Reasons Not To!

For many aspiring writers, the novel is the chosen path to publication. Yet with so few achieving this goal, why not consider some other pathways to success? This article lists three reasons why not ..
(March 21, 2007)
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Novel Writing - It's All In The Preparation

Despite all the competition, most new and aspiring authors want to write a novel. This article take s a quick look at some points to consider before you put pen to paper! In the past I have written a .
(March 29, 2007)
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The Backstory, Or - Just Where The Heck Does It All Start?

If you have decided to write a novel, the story that exists within it extends way beyond the book itself. This ‘backstory’ is what helps give your book depth: here are a few points to ..
(April 26, 2007)
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Three Key Points To Consider Before You Write That Book!

According to recent surveys, over 70% of people questioned said they would like to write a book. This article touches on three key points that just might help them - and you - do just that! First key .
(April 12, 2007)
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eBay Trading: Three Pivotal Points To Consider

With so many people trading on eBay these days it's hard to see how to get to the top of the eBay pile. Yet making a living is perfectly possible if some basic business methods are followed. This ..
(March 10, 2007)
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Fiction Writing: Why You Should Get A Good Agent

To get an agent or not? This decision is a crucial one in your writing career so in this article we'll examine some of the ‘fors’ and ‘againsts’ of agents for fiction writers. .
(February 22, 2007)
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Article Writing: Keeping Your Article On Track

Whilst article writing is a recognised means of promoting a product or service, your article must remain on target or you are just wasting your time. This article gives a few pointers to make sure ..
(February 20, 2007)
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Is There A Book In You? Ten Points That Will Help You Decide

The desire to have a book with your name on the cover seems universal - yet how many would-be writers really know if they have what it takes to succeed? Here are ten points that every beginner should .
(February 16, 2007)
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Buying Your First Straight Razor: Some Points To Keep In Mind

Increasing numbers of men are returning to the use of straight razors for their daily shave but some, certainly, are unsure just what to go for. This article should help them make that all-important ..
(January 28, 2007)
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Skincare For Men? Don't Be Ridiculous!

For many years skincare has been the sole preserve of the ladies. After all, men don't need it, do they? As I came downstairs to breakfast the other day, my wife stroked my cheek lovingly. 'Your ..
(January 23, 2007)
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eBay: Focus Your Sales By Sharpening Your Image

Have you ever wondered why that item you had for sale on eBay didn't sell? Just remember that one picture can be worth a thousand words! This article applies to all sellers on eBay, no matter you ..
(January 15, 2007)
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Magazine Articles: The Ten Golden Rules

Most magazines, especially women's magazines, are full of feature articles. If your aim is to write this kind of article, here are ten rules that will help put your work at the top of the pile! For ..
(January 04, 2007)
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Backpacks And Rucksacks: Some Points You Should Know Before ..

Backpacks - known in Europe more commonly as rucksacks - are a key piece of walking equipment - but with so many on the market, which do you go for? This article aims to give some helpful hints on ..
(January 03, 2007)
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eBay Shops: Enough Niches For Everybody!

You have probably read plenty about niche marketing on the internet - but what does it really mean? This article takes a look at niche marketing in its context as an eBay shop based business. eBay: ..
(January 02, 2007)
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