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Mistakes Writers Make is a website and blog aimed at aspiring and more experienced writers of articles, features, essays and other forms of non-fiction – offering advice and information on writing, marketing, opportunities in publishing, and much more.

The blog focuses mainly on writing mistakes commonly made by new writers – and gives key advice on how to put them right.

Elsewhere you’ll find news of magazine launches, lists of non-fiction writing competitions, writing blogs, writers’ associations and other useful links.

The site is edited by me, Alex Gazzola – a writer with twenty years’ experience in the business, and over ten as a writing tutor.

 

Latest Articles and Posts …

 

The Single-Sitting Read (Mistake #114)

Reading an unputdownable book in a single sitting can be rewarding – for a number of reasons. If the book’s good enough – it may well inspire you to write, for years to come …

 

 

Can Cook, Won’t Cook (Mistake #113)

Getting away from the Mac or PC, and rustling up yourself something good to eat, will nourish both writing body and writing soul. Here’s why you need to ditch the microwave meals.

 

 

Not making the most of ideas and material, by Patsy Collins (Guest Mistake #3)

Given up on a rejected pitch? Spent the payment for a published piece – and then forgotten all about it? In this guest post, novelist Patsy Collins says we shouldn’t be making these mistakes.

 

 

The Business of Writing (Volume 1), by Simon Whaley

One of the best writing advisors in the business has collected his excellent ‘The Business of Writing’ articles, published monthly in Writing Magazine, into a book. And it’s great.

 

 

New ebook: 50 More Mistakes Beginner Writers Make

A shameless self-publicising post: book II in our Mistakes Writers Make series of ebooks, the follow up to 50 Mistakes Beginner Writers Make, is now out, priced at only £1.99.

 

 

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