Author Archives: Sam Pearce

The Little Free Library Book

The LA Times has today published a heart-warming news story about literary democracy and ‘The Little Free Library Book’. Here’s the newspaper’s story: ‘I’m a sucker for a Little Free Library. It is, to me, an almost perfect expression of … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Readers: Three Ways to Ensure Believability in Fiction

1. Keep your facts straight Do as much fact-checking as you possibly can.  This is especially important when writing historical fiction.  By the time you’re done researching and verifying details, you will most likely have a lot of information on … Continue reading

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Labour shares health manifesto, including a pledge for 1:1 maternity care

Labour has shared its election manifesto this weekend and they have unveiled plans for health, including one-to-one care for women while giving birth. This ratio will be made possible through its already announced pledge to provide 3,000 extra midwives by … Continue reading

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Fiction for Magazines

Fed up with your short story being rejected by magazines? Don’t despair, don’t resign your hard work to the bin. Ask yourself the following question: - Are you really doing enough research? You should buy your targeted magazine for several weeks … Continue reading

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New Ways to Find Inspirational Writing Prompts

Have you recently been racking your brain for a title that you could use for your novel, or perhaps you desperately want to begin writing a novel, yet you are completely void of a plot or names for your characters? … Continue reading

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The Best New Books for Children this Easter

On behalf of The Telegraph, Lorna Bradbury has chosen the best new books for children this Easter. The book list includes all sorts, from rhyming tales for toddlers to adventurous novels. There is something for everyone on the book list that … Continue reading

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The March edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download

The March edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download. This month has been a busy time for us as the Information Governance Toolkit submission deadline looms at the end of the month. The Words Worth Reading … Continue reading

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The BBC’s Care Calculator

The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s. The “care calculator” covers both residential care and the support provided in people’s own homes, for tasks such as washing and dressing. Users can submit their … Continue reading

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MPs call for kinder and cheaper approach to end of life care

Story taken directly from The Independent (independent.co.uk) The state should pay for the dying to be cared for in their own home if that is what they and their family want, MPs have said. The Health Select Committee said social … Continue reading

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How much sleep are you losing?

Losing just 30 minutes of sleep a day could lead to life-shortening obesity and type-2 diabetes Scientists studied the sleep patterns of 552 people to assess ‘sleep debt’ Found those who lose 30 minutes of sleep in the week are … Continue reading

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