Category Archive: Culture

Feb 20

Declutter Your Life by Gill Hasson Book Review

Declutter Your Life: How Outer Order Leads to Inner Calm By Gill Hasson Decluttering has gone beyond a trend. We constantly want less in a consumeristic world that always thrusts more upon us. This book by Gill Hasson is like her other books: easy to read, informative and entertaining. It tells you not only how …

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Feb 14

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE: HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD TO SPARK POSITIVE LIFELONG CHANGE

By James Carré-Rice For better or worse our potential is shaped, and indeed kept in check, by the things we believe about ourselves. Let me give you an example of how this is plays out. Many years ago, while serving time in Borstal, an officer took us outside to play football on the yard. Then, …

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Feb 14

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: ONLY TAKE IT ON IF YOU CAN SEE IT THROUGH

Jane Cable considers what it takes to organise a successful event Never one to ask others to do what I won’t myself, I thought that this year I would focus my own articles on advice given and received as well. Except as I have the privilege of writing my own column once a month I’m …

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Feb 13

JANE CABLE REVIEWS: THE LAST DAY by CLAIRE DYER

  This is a clever book on so many levels. Just as you are settling in with the characters Claire Dyer throws a curve ball which grips you and makes it impossible not to read on. Vita, Boyd and Honey are not a love triangle. They can’t be; Vita got over Boyd years ago, but …

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Feb 07

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: FIRST, LAST, EVERYTHING – AUTHOR JOHN JACKSON

Kicking off a new series for 2018, Jane Cable talks to romantic novelist and former seafarer John Jackson What was the first writing advice you were ever given? The first piece was one I worked out for myself before starting to write fiction. In a previous life, I spent many years preparing safety manuals, policies …

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Feb 06

How To Make Your Blog Posts Go Viral Part Two

In the first post on how to make your blog, and your blog posts, go viral we covered content, social media sharing, titles, tags and keywords. Next up we have more advice for helping your hard work pay off. Post at The Right Time Doing a post on Christmas Day probably won’t get a lot of hits. …

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Feb 05

How To Make Your Blog Posts Go Viral Part One

So you have written your amazing blog post but how do you get people to read it? In fact, how do you get your blog to stand out and be successful by having your blogs go viral? Here are my tips for writing good content that gets read and shared. For more on blogging check …

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Feb 01

Why do women love thrillers?

From the international bestseller The Girl on the Train to last year’s The Breakdown, the psychological thriller has become society’s favourite means of escape – and women have long made up the majority of readers. But their appetite for crime and suspense is no mystery, writes Rex Richards. When it comes to literary thrill-seekers, women …

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