Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

Tomorrow is the busiest day of the week

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

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A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

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Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]

Things My Journalism Tutors Should Have Taught Me

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Every now and then I get a call from a student asking for a little advice. Most of them are halfway through a journalism or writing course and have started to ponder about life after assignments. For many it comes down to finding a job – not an easy task by any means. Chatting about […]

Interviewing Tricky People

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Ask any writer how they research a topic and interviews will surely come top of the list. A primary source of information, they are a valuable journalistic tool which can add depth, interest and colour to any piece of writing. But good interviews don’t happen by magic. It takes a lot of preparation to ensure […]

How To Write A Case Study

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Case Studies and their posh cousins Testimonials seem to have lost much of their street cred of late. Perhaps that’s because, being the delicate flowers they are, they can have more than an air of desperation about them. Usually found lurking at the fringes of  a brochure or in specially created pages on a website […]

Christmas Cheer

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With Christmas just around the corner it’s time for Copybreak to step away from the clackety clack of the keyboard for a while. But not before spreading some seasonal cheer! Have a great time over the festive season – eat, drink and be merry! Will be back in January fresh as a button (*apocalypse allowing). […]

Who Would be a Journalist?

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Writing for a living can be a dangerous game. Loved by some, loathed by others, journalists need a thick skin in order to survive. Over the last 16 months the newspaper industry has faced unprecedented criticism. Lord Leveson’s inquiry into the practices and ethics of the press has brought to light industry scandals the likes […]

Timing is Everything

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After weeks of serious research and groundbreaking experiments I can finally reveal I have invented my very own time machine. By day I may be a humble writer but by night I am Lady Time herself. For the last time I peeked over the desk it was August and now Mr November is heading this […]

Digital Vs Traditional – news 21st century style

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News is wonderful stuff. Rolling out 24 hours a day, seven days a week it’s a constant source of info and even intrigue in an ever changing world. These days you can choose how and when you download then digest the latest events. It’s fair to say we’ve come a long way from the days […]

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Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]