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Wondering What to Read Next? Read This for Seven Ingenious Sources for Book Recommendations

If you’re feeling bereft having finished your book, it can be hard to know where to turn for advice on your next read. If your acquaintances and family members are anything like mine, they’ll be keen to foist books on you that you must read – but it can be embarrassing to admit you hated the book that changed their life (The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho springs to mind), and aggrieving to realise how much valuable reading time you’ve lost wading through dross. Going it alone and simply stacking your trolley with whatever books are on Tesco’s 3 for 2 offer tends to yield similarly unsatisfying results. Here are a few suggestions for places to try for recommendations that will hit your literary spot.

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Script Treatments

A handy tool for script writers, script treatments are a step-by-step shorter version of the script you are working on. They may be used to pitch your scripts upon their completion or act as a broad framework for you to work within. Such literary compositions are always written using present tense and are invariably without dialogue or with very few dialogues.

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Blog Management – Know When to Let Go

Sometimes a topic just isn’t working – you can tell when you’re writing it, and you can tell when you’re reading it. Maybe the humor is forced, tired, or rote. Maybe the blogger didn’t go into the same level of interesting side detail that he usually does, or perhaps her topic looks like she fell back on a safe and reliable piece

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Getting Started as a Travel Writer: Basic Tips on What You Need and Don’t Need to Begin Your Journey

What does it take to effectively start your path toward becoming a freelance travel writer? What skills, experience, tools, education, and temperament are best suited for success as a travel writer?

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Proofreading Your Own Work: 10 Practical Tips for Authors

I just proofread my latest book. My publisher wanted me to look it over before forwarding it to the printer. Two months had passed since I last proofread the book and I was surprised at the number of errors I found. Some words were singular when they should have been plural. Two Internet addresses were incorrect. Words had been lost due to text editing.

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And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer

Telling short stories is something that comes naturally to Sir Jeffrey Archer. His entertaining, stylish and witty short stories are just the right showcase for his expertise of characterization as well as unexpected plot twists in the story. The book And Thereby Hangs a Tale gives you all the reasons to understand why Jeffrey Archer is one of the bestselling authors of the world.

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Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black: A Most Supernatural Beckoning!

Snow, ice and then a hint of fog. Boxing Day a time for keeping warm and feeding off festive calories whilst dozing and sipping mugs of tea. I have had Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black for several years and nearly read it but then passed over it for something less forbidding and dare I say, more overtly thrilling.


A Raw Talent

I knew I was being foolish, following my instincts again instead of thinking sensibly. But it was too late. He stepped through the doorway behind me and, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the two dog-walkers disappear over the brow of the hill. We were alone, the boy and I, alone among the treasures of art,

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