Liz Lockhart

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Hello! I’m a freelance (non-fiction) writer, dabble in short story writing and aspire to be a TV scriptwriter.

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    The 2010 redesign - what so you think so far?
    Liz Lockhart posted Great re-design! The new look is very calming and easy on the eye. One tiny misspelling: 'Send ... in The 2010 redesign - what so you think so far? and earned+5
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    Liz Lockhart
    Anna Lewis posted a message to Liz Lockhart Hi Liz, I think the comments are working now. Hope it's all going well...I loved the guardian ar...Hi Liz, I think the comments are working now. Hope it's all going well...I loved the guardian article - agree that very sobering though at times! (more) and received+3
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    Anna Lewis
    Liz Lockhart posted a message to Anna Lewis Hi Anna, Hope you're having a good weekend. Tried to post a comment to your 'Rules are mean...Hi Anna, Hope you're having a good weekend. Tried to post a comment to your 'Rules are meant to be broken' article, but received an error message from the badger! Just wanted to say I'd bought the Guardian especially for the writers' advice. Mind you, Enright's suggestion that 'The first 12 years are the worst' is pretty sobering! Liz (more) and gained+3
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    The CompletelyNovel idea
    Liz Lockhart posted Tasters... nice idea :-) A bit like listening to a sample of a song to help you decide whether o... in The CompletelyNovel idea and received+5
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    Liz Lockhart posted a message Hi Heidi, the exhibition looks brilliant. I love looking at lush Victorian art :) Liz and won+3
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    Liz Lockhart
    Heidi Polk posted a message to Liz Lockhart Hey Liz! Thanks for the link - interesting read and website! I have one in return for you, on ...Hey Liz! Thanks for the link - interesting read and website! I have one in return for you, on an upcoming exhibition at the V&A - I think it looks fantastic (even if we do have to wait a bit!): http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/future_exhibs/aestheticism/index.html (more) and won+3
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    Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy
    Liz Lockhart posted _Infinite Jest_... with an almost infinite number of pages! ;) The title is intriguing - will lo... in Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy and won+5
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    Heidi Polk
    Liz Lockhart posted a message to Heidi Polk Hi Heidi! I stumbled across a v interesting blog by a Victorian academic recently: http://little...Hi Heidi! I stumbled across a v interesting blog by a Victorian academic recently: http://littleprofessor.typepad.com/ Lots and lots of food for thought. Liz (more) and received+3
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    Jessica Ramthun
    Liz Lockhart posted a message to Jessica Ramthun Hi Jessica, Thank you very, very much for your extremely helpful reply to my question about jo...Hi Jessica, Thank you very, very much for your extremely helpful reply to my question about journalism. I have just popped over to The Antagonist and intend to have a good look at the magazine :-) Apologies for the late response to your message - I have rather temperamental Internet access at home! Best of luck with all your future writing projects. Liz (more) and received+3
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    Liz Lockhart
    Jessica Ramthun posted a message to Liz Lockhart Hi Elizabeth, I'm terribly sorry for the very late reply -- I only just saw that I had a messa...Hi Elizabeth, I'm terribly sorry for the very late reply -- I only just saw that I had a message! Getting into journalism takes patience and persistence as much as anything. I did some training and work experience to try to get into commercial journalism, and although I've had success getting into publications, most of them still don't pay! Journalism is a very unstable market at the moment -- no one's hiring, there are few staff writers, most people are turning to freelance journalists and many of them are unpaid! If you want to get into it, do some voluntary writing for smaller publications to build up a portfolio, write letters into newspapers and magazines, and pitch ideas to editors left and right. It can take ages to get any kind of response, but it's definitely worth a go. A less orthodox but possibly more rewarding route would be to blog your heart out and to produce your own content for your own publications. The most success I've had in the field has been through my own magazine, which makes no money but gives me all the creative freedom I could ever hope for. Starting a magazine isn't difficult -- it's the making it pay part that's hard! Anyway, if writing is what you want to do, there are a million and one ways to do it, you just need to be creative! If you want to give journalism an extremely low-pressure go, I'm always looking for contributors to The Antagonist. You can visit the website or get copies here: http://www.antagonistinternational.com. Sorry again for the late reply -- I hope this has been any help at all and I wish you all the best luck in the future! Jess x (more) and won+3
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    Find me at: www.completelynovel.com/esowden1

    Interests the nineteenth century, life-writing, writing, theatre, herbal tea, vintage fashion dolls, word games, shoes, journalism, art history, drawing, organic/vegetarian cookery, gender, the development of the novel, and exercise

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