Your turning me of: Common grammatical errors that you should never make.

Today Cressida Downing is giving us the run down of common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them Common grammatical errors that you should never make First rule – ‘Is it YOURS?’ There are two ‘your/you’re’ possibilities. Your means it belongs to you. Such as ‘is that your cat?’ or ‘I love your blog’. You’re is a shortened way of saying ‘you are’. Such as ‘You’re such a good writer!’ or ‘I think you’re very brave.’ If in doubt about...

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Who’s an editor? Choosing an editor for your writing.

Welcome to the second in our series of guests posts from Cressida Downing all about working with editors.  Today Cressida is looking at ways to get your work edited and how to chose an editor. Who’s an editor? Just as anyone can write, anyone can be an editor – but it’s not always about who can but who should. In the first instance, you – the author – are your own and most powerful editor. In over twenty years of working in...

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Don’t touch my words! Why the idea of being edited can make your skin crawl.

Welcome to a new series of guest posts from Cressida Downing who is sharing her experience of working in publishing to give us the low down on working with an editor.   Whether you have a publisher or are self-published sending your writing to an editor can be a nerve-wracking experience, in this series Cressida gives us the low down on getting the most out of working with an editor. Are you ready to send your writing to an editor?...

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Hosting a give away on your sex blog
Oct01

Hosting a give away on your sex blog

Do you host competitions and giveaways on your blog? If so, today’s guest blog is a must read as online comper and blogger Di Coke, also known as Super Lucky Di, shares her insight into hosting online competitions. Hosting a giveaway on your sex blog Hosting a giveaway on your blog is a great way to gain new fans and reward your regular readers. It can also be lots of fun. But how much do you know about the legal side of a...

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Sex Shopping, can you help?

Today we’re hosting a guest post from Rachel Wood, a researcher who is writing a PhD on sex shopping.  Rachel is also looking for interviewees for her research, so if you’d like to help by discussing your sex shopping habits please contact Rachel via the information at the end of the post. Sex Shopping, a PhD study When I meet other researchers for the first time, or I am asked to introduce myself to a group at an academic...

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Guest post : Vina Green : How I got published
Jul29

Guest post : Vina Green : How I got published

Six months ago, I was someone who wanted to ‘be a writer’. Five months ago, I went to Eroticon 2012. I didn’t have a particular interest in erotica. I’d read the letters to the editor in the back of Penthouse magazine and I’d heard of the Story of O, but that was about as far as it went. I spent my childhood reading and writing (admittedly, not erotica!), and it was a habit that I’d let slip when I...

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