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 […]

Text analysis, level checks, profiling, etc

A new subscriber, Gemma Archer, just asked about text profilers. I’ve shared this response as a comment but thought I’d paste here as might crowdsource […]

Get published! Working with Peachey Publications

It’s about time I did more than just praise Nik Peachey on LinkedIn and in Twitter posts! Another six months has passed, the royalties from […]

Review: Eduland Writing Project

Eduland is a short story project for the China ELT market. You write short fiction texts for young learners, add a few comprehension questions (guidance […]

Materials writing news and views, March 2021

Mostly new releases, plus references to Premier League sticker albums… New releases English Code – Mary Roulston. Dinosaur on the front cover, win. Cambridge Primary […]

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