April 2017 – Course Timetable

Course Description April May June Writers Write How to write a book 6,13,20,27 Writers Write How to write a book 8-11 19-22 The Plain Language Programme How to write for business 4-5 13-14 Blogging and Social Media Course How to write for the web 16-17…

How To Write Better Emails: 6 Rules For Everyone

"We send emails to place orders, answer questions, ask questions, inform, entertain, and promote. If a client’s first impression of a company is a written one, make sure it is good. The way we answer our telephone, the way we conduct ourselves in a meeting, and…

The 18 Essential Rules Of Journalism

Guest Post The Essential Rules of Journalism serves as your no-BS cheat-sheet to the rules of the playing field. They are, at least in my humble opinion, what makes a good journalist– and good journalism. Writing them down was partially inspired by Captain Beefheart’s Commandments…

Why Plain Language Matters In A Post-Truth World

After a world-tilting start to 2017, where a spokesperson for Donald Trump coined the phrase ‘alternative facts’ as if it actually meant something, it has become clear that communicating clearly and truthfully is going to become an uphill battle. (Read points 7 and 8 in…

March 2017 – Course Timetable

Course Description March April May Writers Write How to write a book 4,11,18,25 6,13,20,27 Writers Write How to write a book 27-30 8-11 The Plain Language Programme How to write for business 4-5 Blogging and Social Media Course How to write for the web 14-15…

5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Business Writing

In business, you write to communicate. If you want to become a better business writer, ask yourself these five questions: 1.  What are you trying to say? You should be able to answer this in one sentence. Before you begin, ask yourself: What do I…

The Complete Speechwriting Series

'If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.' - Winston Churchill Last year…

British vs American English: 63 Differences

  This is a useful list for differences in spelling and word usage in British and American English. Source for Infographic: Grammar Check If you enjoyed this, read: 16 Rules Of Blog Writing And Layout. Which Ones Are You Breaking? The Writing Retreats Of 13…

February 2017 – Course Timetable

Course Description Feb ‘17 March ‘17 April ’17 Writers Write How to write a book 4,11,18,25 4,11,18,25 Writers Write How to write a book 20-23 27-30 The Plain Language Programme How to write for business 7-8 4-5 Blogging and Social Media Course How to write…