How to Become a Writer — The Harsh Reality

How to Become a Writer — The Harsh Reality

Since starting this blog last year, I have regularly been asked about how to become a professional writer. Mary, one of my keener subscribers (see – I didn’t forget you), recently raised the topic again and prompted me to think some more on it. Some of the issues related to this discussion I covered previously in my series on ‘The Professional Writer‘, but what I didn’t cover was how to get writing work in the first place.

Grammar Wars III: Return of Newspeak

Grammar Wars III: Return of Newspeak

You knew this was going to happen, right? Hopefully, it won’t mean I come back in a few years with three more posts that grossly disappoint everyone. The reason for yet another grammar article was, you guessed it, another embarrassing gaff on my part. As before, I believe it illustrates another interesting point in modern grammar; the effect technology is having on grammar and the language and the gradual shift towards fulfilling George Orwell‘s prediction of Newspeak.

Grammar Wars II – The Editor Strikes Back

Grammar Wars II – The Editor Strikes Back

Last week’s ‘Grammar Wars‘ post was extremely popular amongst old and new readers. Yet it wasn’t free of problems and revealed a couple of other points worth exploring. Plus, the obvious sequel title was just too tempting.

Grammar Wars

Grammar Wars

Although, by night, I may pose as a mild-mannered blogger and amateur scriptwriter, by day I work as copywriter and online editor for Netregistry. Therefore, I was a little surprised to receive the following comment on a recent promotional piece I wrote to launch the new web copy service.

Linkbait-Gate: Money.co.uk Apologises

Linkbait-Gate: Money.co.uk Apologises

A quick note to point out to readers that money.co.uk has put up a formal apology on their website for promoting fabricated news. lso, the original page containing the offending article has had a full disclaimer added.