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Outlining: Your Novel's Road Map

On Monday, I gave out a list of links for people who don’t really enjoy outlining but are willing to give it a try. Today I’m going to explain why you should. 574 more words

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Defining the Phenomenon of the "Main Character"

A few days ago, one of my fellow cabinmates from Camp NaNoWriMo posted what might seem like a mundane question but actually sparked my interest. 609 more words

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New Prime Minister and Education Secretary - Friday 15 July 2016

In my last update this academic year we can reflect on what a tumultuous year it has been. We started back in September with a new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework, new curricula and assessment. 519 more words

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The Problem With Series

As a reader, I love books that are part of a series. Really good stand-alone books are heartbreakers, because it lets you fall in love with the characters just to make you leave them 400 pages later. 420 more words

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Schools now required to publish Governors' information - Friday 8 July 2016

This week the DfE has clarified the information schools need to provide for the national database of governors from 1 September, the Key Stage 2 SATs results have been released and the Secretary of State has proposed Amanda Spielman as the new head of Ofsted. 475 more words

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Camp NaNoWriMo: "Legacies"

Today is July 1st, and with that comes the second edition of Camp NaNoWriMo.

Rather than writing the “full-length” novel of 50,000 words, I’ve decided to write a novella during July. 236 more words

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One day NUT strike on 5 July 2016 – Friday 1 July 2016

This week I highlight the NUT strike taking place on Tuesday next week with many schools in our Borough affected, news on the Competency Framework for Governors promised in the Education White Paper and the requirement for schools to collect data on immigrant children from the Autumn. 492 more words

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