Archive for February 2017

Brain Workout – The Fifteen Minute Game

Feb 27th, 2017 | By

Sit in a café or shopping centre and focus on a pair of shoes. They may be in a shop window or on somebody’s feet. For five minutes write about those shoes. Don’t censor what you write or cross anything out. If they are in a shop window, think of the sort of person who

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The Big World of Travel Features by Solange Hando

Feb 27th, 2017 | By
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Guess how many English magazines are published around the world? Millions every year, with an average of 2600 copies sold every minute in the UK, according to industry data, spread across a huge range of titles, not counting newspapers and websites. Add North America, Australia, New Zealand, plus another 80 countries or so where English

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At the Edges of Historical Fiction by Autumn Barlow

Feb 15th, 2017 | By
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It’s easy to define “historical fiction” – it has a setting in the past. That might be eighty years ago, or eight hundred, or more. Within that, there are subdivisions. Stirring military fiction – they have covers in red and black, with muscular men gripping swords, their square jaws set firm. Or tender Regency romances,

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