11 Public Libraries Invaluable to World History

11 Public Libraries Invaluable to World History

Guest Post Though many people eschew carrying a physical book these days, preferring e-readers or apps to get their reading done, printed book sales continue to increase.  Every writer knows that there is just something about collecting words on corporeal pages that grants history, depth,…
Helen Dunmore's 9 Rules For Writing Fiction

Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules For Writing Fiction

Helen Dunmore was a British poet, novelist, and short story and children’s writer. She was born on the 12th of December 1952 and died on the 5th of June 2017. Helen Dunmore was the author of fourteen novels and 10 poetry collections. She won the Society of…
7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

[This excerpt is from our Secrets of a Memoirist course.] "Memoir... may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction." ~William Zinsser Even Memoirs Need Suspense Suspense is not conflict. Suspense means keeping readers on the…
How To Edit Your Podcast

How To Edit Your Podcast

Welcome to part three of our podcast series. In the first part, we discussed what you need to know about podcasting, in the second the equipment you need. Today, I will be discussing how to edit your podcast. Editing People are intimidated by editing of any kind.…
Breaking Down Writer’s Block

Breaking Down Writer’s Block

Guest Post While some people cry foul at the mere mention of writer’s block, claiming it’s all in the writer’s mind, the fact that there are days when your creative writing juices just don’t flow does exist. And it sucks. Not only do writing projects…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From November 2018

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in November 2018: 6 Superhero Writing Tips From Stan Lee C. S. Lewis’s 5 Rules For Writers Kurt Vonnegut On Making Your Soul Grow Harnessing The Power Of Time In Your Storytelling How To Define…
How To Buy A Writers Write Gift Voucher

How To Buy A Writers Write Gift Voucher

Give The Gift Of Writing This December Are you looking for a unique gift for somebody who wants to write? Why not give them a Writers Write gift voucher for a course? Step One Please send an email to news@writerswrite.co.za with the name of the course you are interested in. (The…
11 Things You May Or May Not Need

11 Things You May Or May Not Need For Podcasting

Welcome to part two of our podcast series. Podcasts have become a crucial part of blogging and, because we blog about blogging, we will be sharing what we know. In the first part, we discussed what you need to know about podcasting. Today, I will…

Writing Tips From George Saunders

George Saunders is a New York Times best-selling American writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children’s books. He won the Man Booker prize in 2017 for Lincoln in the Bardo. Since 1996, he has taught young American writers in the Syracuse MFA Program. His work has…