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How to claim Google Authorship for your writing

This how-to post is for all you serious bloggers out there who want to increase your reputation through recognition from the search engines, namely Google, by telling you about and showing you how to claim Google Authorship for your writing. Note I said “your writing”, not your blog. Google Authorship rewards the author, the writer, […]

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Tips on conquering writer’s block

Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or your next blog post, writer’s block can strike. We gathered together a novelist, two prolific bloggers working on larger projects and and a blogger/time management expert to discover how to break through writer’s block on a G+ hangout. BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze speaks to Novelist Amanda […]

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Hangout: Memoir writing with Damian Barr

When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to […]

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Emma Freud to speak at BritMums Live in June

BritMums is pleased to announce that Emma Freud will be a speaker at BritMums Live in June. Emma has worked as a TV presenter for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and as a radio broadcaster on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4. For 25 years she has been an interviewer on Radio 4’s Loose […]

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The Voyage of Nineteen Mad Men and One Woman

I have scored a professional writing gig!! I suspect this officially makes me a journalist. *Contemplates joining the National Union of Journalists…and then doesn’t bother* It is possible to use a blog to showcase your wares and become paid to write – RESULT! Over the next five months I will be leaving my children with […]

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Literary Round-Up: From grief to love

  Well hello there! I’m thrilled to be writing the first BritMums literary round-up and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the literary posts I could find from our lovely BritMums members. I started writing as an outlet when I was 14 years old, when quite accidentally my lovesick diary entry turned into a teenage angst […]

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5 quick questions for a children’s book author

BritMums is delighted to take part in the virtual book tour with Coleen Paratore, a children’s book author who has a new book called BIG, published by Little Pickle Press. BIG challenges young readers to find small ways to make a big difference. We asked Coleen our 5 most burning questions about writing for children. […]

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Education Round-up: From A-Z & a other posts in between

It may be the school summer holidays, but some of us still have education firmly in mind and here’s some wonderful posts to prove it, starting with A for Alphabet… Boy Mama Teacher Mama has written a terrific post on how to help your child learn the alphabet. There are so many delightful suggestions that […]

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Author and Faber instructor Andrea Stuart to speak

Good writing is central to so many blogs and for many bloggers, it’s the springboard to memoir writing. We’re thrilled that Andrea Stuart, an instructor at Faber Academy and author of a new memoir, will teach a session on writing about your personal life, with tips and advice for budding memoirists, including guidance on research […]

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How to publish your novel to Kindle

In the second part of Alice Castle’s guide to writing and publishing a novel, Alice explains the process of publishing to Kindle… Yesterday I gave you my top tips for writing a book. Once you’ve got that little chore out of the way, you’ll want the rest of the world to be able to see […]

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Guest post: Falling out of love with blogging?

Molly has a self-imposed rule never to blog about blogging, but this post has been in her head for a while and just won’t go away…   What do you do when you fall out of love with blogging? The love affair began just over a year ago. It was a whirlwind romance. My blog […]

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Guest post: Moving from blog to book

When Joanne Mallon decided to write Toddlers: An Instruction Manual, she knew just who to turn to for assistance–her fellow parent bloggers. Combining her own experience with stories from other UK parent bloggers was no easy task but the amazing end product was well worth it! Here Joanne tells us about the experience and adds […]

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Make this your year to be published!

Professional blogger and eBook expert, Erica Douglas shares some valuable tips for turning your knowledge into a profitable eBook.  Got a successful blog but wondering what to do next?  Creating and selling your own eBook is the perfect next step. You’ve already honed your voice and built your audience so creating something to sell is […]

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Guest post: Blogging for Happiness

My book, Blogging For Happiness: A Guide To Improving Positive Mental Health (And Wealth) From your Blog to give it its Sunday name, was published last month. Blogging For Happiness began when I realised that writing my blog regularly was having a real positive effect on my mood and how I felt about my kids.  […]

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10 tips for writing your memoir

For many people blogging leads naturally to writing a memoir – it’s all about the Me (and we mean that in the best possible way). Sometimes putting your own life into a story is difficult. You have to showcase the drama and find the beginning, the middle, and the end even though your own life, […]

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Guest post: How to tame the blogging beast

Does your blog ever threaten to take over your life? Do you feel pressure to blog? Elaine Westwick (pictured) feels your pain. You publish your latest blog post and feel the warm glow of accomplishment. Can you sit back and relax or are you drawn to the necessity of pushing out the next entry? Are […]

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In blogging, do looks matter?

Blog design has come on by leaps and bounds lately, but it's left one blogger wondering if we should be focussing quite so much on our blogs' beauty versus their personality. Emily, who blogs at Baby Rambles (@babyrambles), writes: Blogs are improving their looks. When I started blogging a few yeas ago, most of the […]

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15 of the best parent blogging carnivals and memes

Ever been confused about all the carnivals and memes out there? Scribbling Mum (pictured) is on hand with this primer about them. When I first started blogging over a year ago I wondered what the heck people were talking about, inviting me to join in with their ‘carnival’. Did I have to dress up? Would […]

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