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I simply cannot believe it's almost February.
Where did January go?
Oh, I know -
school holidays. Ack!
Yes, I've had a 'ball' with the kids home
for six weeks... Not quite, but this has caused an enforced
It is near impossible to get any work
done with three kids running around each and every day.
So basically I gave up trying.
School starts back in four days (but who's counting?), and I'll be
very relieved when that happens.
Bored kids does not make for a happy household. <<sigh>>
Because it is still holidays (for some at least), I've kept this
In November I mentioned
I was approached about leading a writing retreat in Fiji.
Right now we're trying to gauge the level of interest in the course.
Here are some brief details: the estimated costs are AUD$1500 per person, which
includes 7 nights shared accommodation.
It also includes all
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point, nothing more. (You definitely won't be committed to
We're looking at mid to late October 2011 to hold the course, which
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Feel free to let others know who may be interested.
Time to get onto the article for this issue.
Dawn Carrington has been a copywriter for a very long time, and has
written an article to help writers break into one little known
It's certainly not a market I have thought about!
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Writing Book Specific Copy
© Dawn Carrington
Writers can write their
story, but ask them to sum up their story, and it’s not
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