Do you know the difference between a Foreword, a Preface and an Introduction? I didn't either until I found an excellent article on the web.Read More
Booklinker is a brilliant url shortener for your Amazon books and Amazon author page.Read More
The Carrot2 search engine can be a useful alternative to Google.Read More
Writers need to read good quality writing. Here's a website that provides just that.Read More
I've either read, or am in the process of reading, several books to do with writing or self-publishing. Here's a list of 8 that I have found useful.Read More
I’m used to using the Oxford English dictionary and similar reference works, to which I have access through my library membership, so I wasn't feeling tremendously optimistic when I approached
Back in April 2010 Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) posted a useful article reminding students that when it comes to succeeding academically, accuracy in using the language still counts.He lists a set of rules which humorously make the point, such as "Avoid clichés like the plague." My question is: do the same rules apply to bloggers?
A good starting point for anyone wishing to find information, a picture, a recording or a video that they can reuse without falling foul of copyright law is the Creative Commons search site. As well as a good starting point, it’s a good one-stop shop, given that it covers such a range of media types.
Ask goes back a long time. Originally called Ask Jeeves (and still called Ask Jeeves in the UK), it features a picture of an English Butler. Butlers have a reputation for serious quiet and efficient service; does Ask make the grade?