Tag Archives: alphabet of writing

S is for Shakespeare

Following on from my first MOOC with FutureLearn, in which I spent six weeks studying Hamlet, I have moved on to a course that looks at Shakespeare’s life and works in their wider context: Shakespeare and his World organised through … Continue reading

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Q is for Question

The world abounds with questions, including ‘why am I writing a post for Q after I already wrote a post for R?’ the answer to which is reasonably simple; although research generally starts with a question, it generally leads to … Continue reading

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R is for Reading (and also for Reviewing and Research)

One tip for writers of any kind that I wholeheartedly endorse is the importance of reading as broadly and as analytically as possible. Reading materials from one’s own field and areas of interest helps to gain a better idea of … Continue reading

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P is for Porsche (and also for Ponies)

Much as I’m devoted to British car manufacturers (those few we still have, although some of the specialist marques can be very attractive if also pricey), I’ve always had a huge soft spot for Porsches. When I was at school, … Continue reading

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O is for Otter (and for Owl)

Finally returning to my plan of blogging my way through the alphabet, somewhat later than anticipated. I’ve now reached ‘O’, and I have an idea that I should write about otters, although I’m just as interested in owls. Back when … Continue reading

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N is for Novel

In November many people took part in NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — an international challenge in spite of its name. A sizable percentage of the participants will have completed their target 50,000 words and some will go on to … Continue reading

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M is for Market

Now that the hustle and bustle of the London Vet Show is over for another year, if you don’t count the various pieces I have to write or follow-up on from the event, I’m going back to my attempt to … Continue reading

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L is for London

Yes, I know I covered L last time, but I’ve been busy over the past couple of weeks preparing for the London Vet Show. That’s happening on the Thursday and Friday of this week (21st and 22nd November 2013), before … Continue reading

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L is for Lantern

Happy 5th of November! I’ve always preferred Bonfire Night to Halloween (although Diwali has gained a large place in my heart since a former co-worker and I ate all the sweets she’d brought in for our two departments). I grew … Continue reading

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K is for Kite

Visiting Portsmouth International Kite Festival for the first time this year, I was impressed at the sheer variety of kites on display. So I decided to investigate further, beginning with the Kite Society of Great Britain, which has over 3,500 members and … Continue reading

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