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The Bluffer s Guide to Hiking

Author : Simon Whaley
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Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of hiking. Never again confuse LEJOG with JOGLE, a Munro with a molehill, or a Corbett with a cairn. Bask in the admiration of your fellow enthusiasts as you pronounce confidently on the comparative merits of an Active Explorer and a Wainwright, and effortlessly learn how to solve any imponderable problem in the Great Outdoors by quoting a key Latin phrase beloved by hikers (which also happens to be the answer to life, the universe and everything).

Bluffer s Guide to Hiking

Author : Haynes Publishing UK
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Never again confuse LEJOG with JOGLE, a Munro with a molehill, or a Corbett with a cairn. Bask in the admiration of your fellow enthusiasts as you pronounce confidently on the comparative merits of an Active Explorer and a Wainwright, and effortlessly learn how to solve any imponderable problem in the Great Outdoors by quoting a key Latin phrase beloved by hikers (and which also happens to be the answer to life, the universe and everything). DO SAY: "There’s a fine line between permissiveness and flirtation, and a ‘permissive path’ may cross this line on a regular basis. Such paths are not legal rights of way. They merely tease the hiker into thinking they are. One day you can walk along one, the next day it may be closed. One minute it’s your best pal, the next, it just doesn’t want to know you." DON’T SAY: "If out on the hills without a fleece, just catch a couple of sheep – strap one across your chest, and another across your back, and you’ll enjoy the same benefits. Sheep have a nervous habit of urinating when hikers pass by, so strap them head upwards and feet outwards. There’s only so much work your wicking base layer can do."

One Hundred Muddy Paws For Thought

Author : Simon Whaley
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The follow-up book to the bestselling 'One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human', this is the guide for all dogs who like to take a humorous look at the great outdoors! Excerpts from the book: On those wet, windy, wintry walks when you're as dirty and as slimy as you can get, don't slip and slide frenetically as you try to clamber over a stile. Let your human sweep you up into their arms and gently carry you over, whilst you watch the remnants of that cow pat transfer from your coat to theirs. Responsible humans like to know where you are at all times. Be considerate and tell them where you've been too, by leaving a trail of muddy footprints across all floor surfaces. It's only since humans have domesticated dogs, that you've had to be clean. Go ancestral. Get dirty!

The Positively Productive Writer

Author : Simon Whaley
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Can’t find time to write? Daunted by the sheer size of your writing project? Lost your motivation? Scared of being rejected? It doesn’t matter whether you want to write a page-turning novel, a life-changing non- fiction book, produce fascinating features or sizzling short stories, there comes a point when you have to sit down and write. That’s when negativity and despondency show up. To achieve your writing dreams, you need a positively productive mindset. Inside The Positively Productive Writer (Second Edition), you will learn how to: - embrace rejection, tame Imposter Syndrome, and avoid comparisonitis, - find more time to write, and turbo-boost your productivity by designating it ‘maker’ time or ‘manager’ time, - banish Writers’ Block, embrace sloppy copy, and celebrate your writing success, - and so much more! With an extra 40% positivity, this fully revised and updated second edition of The Positively Productive Writer will help you turn your creative dreams into writing reality. Simon Whaley is a bestselling author, magazine columnist, and feature writer. This second edition of The Positively Productive Writer draws upon his thirty years of published writing experience, and over two decades of creative writing tutoring.

Photography for Writers

Author : Simon Whaley
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Which would you rather be: the writer paid £200 for an article or the writer/photographer paid £600 for an illustrated article? Practically every magazine uses photographs, so why not become an editor's dream supplier by sending them a complete words-and-picture package? Some magazines only use writers who can supply the photos, so taking photos can open up new markets to you. Inside Photography for Writers you will learn: - How to increase your chances of selling more words by offering photos. - How to take publishable photos using your smartphone or compact camera. - How to supply photos with your submissions. - How to illustrate your articles when you don’t have a camera. - And how to use your smartphone or compact camera as a research tool. Take your writing to the next level... with photos! Increase your publication opportunities and boost your writing income! Simon Whaley’s illustrated features have appeared in a variety of publications including BBC Countryfile, Country Walking, The Simple Things, Outdoor Photography, The Countryman, The People’s Friend and Writing Magazine. (This second edition now includes photographs.)

The Complete Article Writer s Box Set

Author : Simon Whaley
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Here it is, in one box set: the two books every article writer needs to sell a complete words-and-picture package to a magazine editor. How to write magazine articles and how to take photos that will help you sell those words. The Complete Article Writer shows you how to come up with the right idea for the right market, time and time again. Don’t write one article - write six or more! It explores how to analyse a publication to identify its readership and the freelancing opportunities within it. Then it guides you into twisting your idea so it appeals to the core readership and the most important reader of all - the editor. With detailed advice about beginnings, middles and endings (the various middle structures can help you exploit your ideas even further), along with other pieces of page furniture, including boxouts, sidebars and photos, The Complete Article Writer will show you how to offer an editor the complete package. And to ensure you approach editors professionally, it gives advice on how to pitch (selling an idea to an editor before you write the piece), and how to negotiate the minefield of publishing rights. Whether you’ve always wanted to write an article but don’t know where to start, or have had some success and want to build upon it further, reading this book will make you an editor’s dream supplier. You will become The Complete Article Writer. Photography for Writers: Which would you rather be: the writer paid £200 for an article or the writer/photographer paid £600 for an illustrated article? Practically every magazine uses photographs, so why not make the editor's life easier and supply them with your words? Become an editor's dream supplier by sending them a complete words-and-picture package. Some magazines will only use writers who can supply the photos, so taking photos might open up new markets to you. Digital photography has made photography accessible to all and, even if you have a mobile phone camera, it is possible to take publishable pictures. Photography for Writers explains the basics of digital photography, the different markets available to writers with a camera, how to submit their images, what to do with their images afterwards, how to use photography for research, and even how to get photos to illustrate your articles if you don't have a camera. Take your writing to the next level ... with photos! Increase your publication opportunities and boost your writing income!

Foraging for Murder

Author : Simon Whaley
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"Agatha Raisin meets the Great British Bake Off in Foraging for Murder. Simon Whaley blends bucolic eccentricities, village gossip, food festivals and cold-blooded murder in his latest cosy mystery." - Bookish Jottings Book Description MORTIFORDE'S FOOD FESTIVAL IS A RECIPE FOR MURDER Three butchers. Two deaths. One four-hundred-year-old grudge. It’s Aldermaston’s first food festival as the Eighth Marquess of Mortiforde and it’s not going well. One butcher is missing. Another has been threatened. And the Vegetarian Society has been sent a meaty ultimatum. Meanwhile, Lady Mortiforde desperately needs her husband to find some wild boar meat for her savoury pie entry into the festival’s Bake Off competition. When the Council’s Chief Archivist disappears, along with the Food History Marquee’s star attraction, a seventeenth-century recipe book, Aldermaston has all the ingredients of a murder mystery that’s been marinating for over four hundred years. Can he find the missing butchers before it’s too late? Will Lady Mortiforde avoid a soggy bottom in the Bake Off competition? And why do all the butchers take their pet pigs for a walk in the woods at night? "We are in safe hands with Whaley a man unafraid of capturing the class-based absurdities of British life." - PAJ Newman "When describing Foraging for Murder to both Spouse-Critter and one of my besties, I found myself saying that it reads like Agatha Christie did the plot outline, handed it to the cast of Monty Python and walked away!" - Puzzle Paws Blog "Aldermaston had me laughing a few times!" The Page Ladies "Foraging for Murder is a hilarious, uplifting and thrilling murder mystery sprinkled with plenty of tension, intrigue and suspense to keep readers chewing their nails and on the edge of their seats until the end." Bookish Jottings "Full of culinary delights and dark deeds past and present, it is jam-packed full of wonderful and very likeable eccentric characters with a deliciously wicked streak of humour running through it." The Word Is Out ​​​​​​​"Wow. Foraging for Murder is a fantastic book. It’s stuffed with some very British quirkiness, rival butchers, an obnoxious new Chief Executive for the local Council, and a slightly bumbling, but good-hearted, member of the nobility, his wife, his eminently competent butler, as well as his extremely eccentric brother." MJ Porter

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking

Author : Jason Stevenson
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A guide so thorough it will send you packing... Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip. -How to live on the trail -First aid and other safety tips -Practical time- and money-saving hints -What gear is necessary and what isn't -Special considerations when travelling with groups or pets

The Complete Article Writer

Author : Simon Whaley
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Do you want to write magazine articles, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you want to break into new markets, but are not sure how. The Complete Article Writer will show you how to do all that… and more! Writing for the magazine market is the easiest publishing market to break into. But only if you can come up with the right idea for the right market at the right time. The Complete Article Writer shows you how to do that, time and time again. It also reveals how to maximise your article ideas: don’t write one article - write six or more! The Complete Article Writer shows you how to analyse a publication to identify its readership and the freelancing opportunities within it. Then it guides you into twisting your idea so it appeals to the core readership and the most important reader of all - the editor. With detailed advice about beginnings, middles and endings (the variety of different middle structures you can use to exploit your ideas further), along with other pieces of page furniture, including boxouts, sidebars and photos, The Complete Article Writer tells you how to offer an editor the complete package. Discover how to pitch your ideas and sell your article first before writing a single word. Learn how to negotiate the minefield of publishing rights and keep control of more of your work. Master all this and you will become The Complete Article Writer. Simon Whaley’s articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including: BBC Countryfile, Country Walking, Lakeland Walker, The Simple Things, Cumbria, Discover Britain, British Heritage, Writing Magazine, The People’s Friend, Coast and Outdoor Photography.

The Bluffer s Active Collection

Author : David Allsop
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Instantly acquire all the knowledge needed to pass as an expert in the worlds of cycling, hiking and skiing. Never again confuse a Munro with a molehill, a schuss with a snowplough or a fixie with a folder. But above all, learn how to hold your own against even the most dedicated of go-getters.