Materials writing news and views, January 2022

Not much to report at the start of the year, but a few bits and bobs. New releases I haven’t really been on the lookout […]

What’s it like to write for ESL Library?

I’ve been working on a cool new series of functional Business English lessons for ESL Library. Here’s a bit about the approach taken and my […]

New book! IELTS Reading Practice

If Carlsberg did writing projects… Ha, what would we ask for as writers? What would be your ultimate terms and conditions? Mine would probably include: […]

Materials writing news and views, September 2021

Way too busy at the moment to put together anything that organized. Sorry! Here are some updates since the last post from mid-July. New releases […]

Writing a rationale for your materials

In a previous post about writing samples for publishers I mentioned including a rationale. I can’t say for sure that publishers welcome this. Maybe they […]

Blogging tips for new ELT writers

I recently shared a tip on LinkedIn for materials writers who blog: Here are a few more suggestions for using your blog to good effect […]

Fixed fees versus royalties

A fairly new writer asked me for my take on fixed fees versus royalties. Hmmm. I have an opinion on this one but hopefully we […]

Materials writing news and views, July 2021

Euros over. Wimbledon over. Olympics coming up! New releases Some more Primary teacher books from Michelle Worgan: Emily Bryson is running a course on engaging […]

Self-Publishing for ELT Professionals course (so far)

I’m taking this training course on self-publishing through ITDI.pro. It’s four weeks long, and we’re going into the final week of input. It’s not necessarily […]

New ebook! 100+ Professional Development Tips for Post-CELTA Teachers

So, here it is, my first self-published ebook! Here’s the blurb: This book is aimed at new teachers such as those who have recently completed […]

Materials Writing News and Views, May 2021

Busy, busy! Will breeze through some happenings since the last update in March. New releases This from Afshin Vatandoost – a new general English coursebook […]

Materials Writing: Samples

Question from a reader: Can you give me some advice on how to write a sample? Ummm… The free ‘No Nonsense Guide to Writing’ from […]

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