iPad apps for writers
Just a quick post to point out a blog post over on Copyblogger that highlights 8 iPad apps to help you with your writing. Go check it out!
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Posted by oneofus on 10 December at 05:37 PM. Category: Tech for writers
Amazon ebook deal bypasses publishers
A top litery agent angers publishers by bypassing them and striking a deal to sell ebooks through Amazon: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/23/publishers-wylies-ebook-deal-amazon. Times are changing in the publishing industry and the need for a traditional publisher may indeed be diminishing. What’s their role in these modern times? Is this the end of traditional publishing? What does it mean to you - the writer? Let us know over on our forums: http://www.oneofus.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/2015-what-do-you-think-of-wylies-ebook-deal-with-amazon/
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Posted by oneofus on 23 July at 11:31 AM. Category: Ebooks
iPhone apps for writers
My two favourite things come together: iPhone apps for writers! For the little geek in us all - http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-writers.
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Posted by oneofus on 23 July at 10:13 AM. Category: Tech for writers
New! One Of Us Creative Writing Bookshop
We’ve got a new addition to the website, a bookshop dedicated to creative writing books! You can now browse through loads of books about creative writing. The bookshop is in association with Amazon UK so once you’ve added a book (or books!) to your shopping basket you are then taken to Amazon to make the purchase securely using your existing Amazon account. Buying books through the shop helps support this website too. :)
In the near future I plan to put together a few lists using Amazon’s Listmania feature and will include these in the shop. If you’ve got a list yourself, send me a PM (personal message) on the forums and I’ll see about including it too.
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Posted by oneofus on 05 July at 10:24 PM. Category: Site news
Hiking the Inca Trail for charity
I know this isn’t related to creative writing but I’m heading to Peru in August and will be hiking the Inca Trail. It’ll be a challenge for me so I’ve decided to do it for charity! My charity of choice is a UK one, Macmillan Cancer Support, and my company npower will match all donations up to a total of £1,000 so your donation will go much further to help people.
If you’d like to donate, please pop over to my Justgiving page http://www.justgiving.com/paulnattress. Thanks for your support!
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Posted by oneofus on 01 June at 05:45 PM. Category: Site news
5 top tips to overcoming writer’s block
Got writer’s block? Stuck on what to write next? Over on Google Knol I’ve published a short article with 5 top tips on overcoming writer’s block.
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Posted by oneofus on 05 May at 05:49 PM. Category: Cool writing stuff
This looks very interesting. BookRabbit is a website, similar to Last.fm, that recommends books based on what’s on your current bookshelf. Check it out and read the e-consultancy review of BookRabbit.
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Posted by oneofus on 08 June at 07:55 PM. Category: Cool writing stuff
New Dark Tales Short Story Competition
The new Dark Tales Short Story competition (summer 08) is now open. Read the forum post Dark Tales Summer 08 Short Story Competition Launched. Don’t forget to let us know on the forums if you’ve entered. And I’m sure you’ll let us know if you win!
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Posted by oneofus on 25 May at 12:24 PM. Category: News and opinion
The BBC website has an interesting article where several of Ireland’s writers describe their writing routines. Read the article - “writuals”.
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Posted by oneofus on 11 April at 11:45 AM. Category: Cool writing stuff
Join our Facebook group - One Of Us Writers’ Circle!
We’ve created a Facebook Group to help you find other writers to form a writers’ circle with - One Of Us Writers’ Circle.
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Posted by oneofus on 07 October at 10:22 AM. Category: Site news
We’re on Facebook!
One Of Us are now on Facebook. Search for “Oneofus Website” and we should be the only on there (in the West Midlands network). Add us to your friends list!
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Posted by oneofus on 26 September at 03:07 PM. Category: Site news
Ever wanted to write a script?
If the answer is yes, then I’ve got some good news for you! I’ve just published a new feature called Writing a Screenplay. Check it out.
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Posted by oneofus on 23 September at 09:52 PM. Category: New content!
Writer’s Digest 101 best websites for writers
Writer’s Digest have published their latest list of best websites for writers - 101 Best Websites for Writers.
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Posted by oneofus on 15 August at 05:34 PM. Category: Cool writing stuff
The dilemma of dilemna
I was taught to spell dilemma as “dilemna” at school. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I found out that it was incorrect and I’m asking why…
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Posted by oneofus on 17 July at 04:51 PM. Category: News and opinion
New feature about fan fiction
Our latest feature talks about fan fiction...
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Posted by oneofus on 21 June at 04:11 PM. Category: New content!
Where’s your list of links?
Are you looking for a “links” page on One Of Us? Well, you won’t find one and here’s why…
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Posted by oneofus on 20 June at 03:21 PM. Category: Site news
Comments now available
You can now add comments to blog entries.
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Posted by oneofus on 19 June at 03:37 PM. Category: Site news
Should Harry Potter be censored for “promoting witchcraft”?
A recent Guardian news article tells us of how a teaching assistant quit her job after she was disciplined for refusing to hear a child read a Harry Potter book (Teaching assistant quit in protest at Harry Potter).
To me, this opens up the debate on whether fantasy writing should be censored because it offers up views that may differ from the Bible.
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Posted by oneofus on 08 June at 05:55 PM. Category: News and opinion
Fun with RSS
One of the most exciting parts of the new site for me, is the ability to use RSS (Really Simple Syndication). If you haven’t heard of RSS before, it’s basically a format to share content. Read on to find out what I’m doing with RSS on One Of Us…
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Posted by oneofus on 06 May at 12:57 PM. Category: Site news
It’s been a bit quiet here lately and here’s why. Look around, we have a brand new site! Read on to see what’s changed…
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Posted by oneofus on 27 April at 10:16 PM. Category: Site news