The only thing I love more than writing is wandering around bookshops, and the only thing I love more than wandering around bookshops is reading books. So it was only a matter of time before I launched a newsletter covering all those pursuits.
I originally envisaged Terry Freedman's Books Bulletin as simply a means of keeping anyone who was interested up-to-date with my book writing activities. However, I realised that it would also be a useful vehicle for sharing news of any interesting-sounding books I come across, and any interesting bookshops I wander around in.
It's going to be a monthly publication, at least initially. The first issue, which you can access by clicking on the picture at the top of this page, contains the following articles:
- Welcome to this Bulletin
- Review: Waterhouse on Newspaper Style
- Books I've come across
- Bookshops I like: Hatchards
- Progress report (about the book I'm working on)
The next issue will, I hope, include details of how to grab hold of a sample chapter of my (by then) completed book, and how to get the chance to have a free review copy.
Here's the sign-up form for this newsletter: subscribe.
I found listening to documents on the Kindle Fire very useful on the whole, so today I extended the practice by listening to a document while driving. Here’s what I found.
Read about a great proofreading tool.
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Should we all start using words incorrectly just because some people are either too lazy or ill-informed to use them properly?
Using your own illustrations — photographs or drawings — can be both lucrative and satisfying. Here are 7 reasons for doing so.
Did you know, you could “write” a dozen books in the space of a few weeks without having to type a single word. But would you want to?
Should there be courses on badly-written books and articles?
Learn how to get started in blogging in a new one day course I’ll be teaching.
A couple of reports that will be of interest and useful to writers have just been published. These are the Royal Literary Society’s report ‘A Room Of My Own’, and the Society of Author’s plain English guide to the EU Copyright Directive.
Dreyer’s English is a great, irreverent, guide to English grammar and usage. It’s ideal for writers, and I’ll be running a prize draw for subscribers to Terry Freedman’s Books Bulletin.