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Marion Crook on telling stories

Why write?

Telling stories is an ancient skill practiced in public at community festivals, around the campfire, in religious rites, and in private at the cradles of the young. It involves an innate ability to pick dramatic words in a way that paints a mental picture and gives the tale a sense of pace and tension. The story becomes important, even if only for a short time, to the one who hears it or reads it. It is a way of communicating excitement and the optimistic belief that the world is a remarkable and knowable place. Many writers have an enthusiastic following of readers who want to share in their adventures. Continue reading

Writing for Children and Young Adults blog tour

Between September 20 and October 3 Marion Crook, the author of Writing for Children and Young Adults, was on a blog tour visiting various bloggers all over the world, writing guest posts and being interviewed. These were exciting two weeks, and we’re pleased to see that the new edition of her book was well received by readers and reviewers!

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Meet the Author: Marion Crook

If you’re an aspiring author and you’d like to write for the younger audience, make sure you are on the lookout for this title in September! Writing for Children and Young Adults (3rd edition) will be published in Obtober 2016, and today you’ll get a chance to get to know its author, Marion Crook.

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Persuasion through Written Business Proposals

In the competitive realm of modern business, anything that sets you apart from others can be an advantage. Whether you are trying to win contracts, receive grants, get permission to carry out a project, or acquire financial backing, the last stride to the finish line is often having your proposal pull away from the rest; to have your proposal awarded winner. This is why proposal writing, and the preparation process involved, has become an art in itself.

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