How Creating To-Do Lists For Your Characters Helps You Plot

How Your Characters’ To-Do Lists Help You Plot

What Is A To-Do List? Definition: 'a list of things to-do' Why Should I Create Them For My Characters? If you create to-do lists for your four main characters, you will halve your plotting problems. Every character needs a story goal. Creating to-do lists will…
Poetry 101_ What Is A Poem

Poetry 101: What Is A Poem?

So, it turns out I’m going to be writing poems this year. I’m not a poet. At least, I haven’t been one for a while or maybe never, but I am very excited about this challenge. I dabbled with poems a long time ago and…
Why Writing A Memoir Is All About The ‘How’

Why Writing A Memoir Is All About The ‘How’

Because we are writing about true events that happened in the past, the endings to most memoirs are known. If we are writing the memoir, we have probably survived - at least long enough to write the book. So, 'what happens' is not the most…
12 Poems Challenge 2019

Welcome To The 12 Poems Challenge For 2019

Can you write 12 poems in 12 months? Yesterday, I wrote about why you should write poetry. I hope that I have convinced you that writing poems is a worthwhile pursuit. Today, we're introducing our 12 poems challenge. It would be awesome if you would…
15 Reasons To Write Poetry

15 Reasons Why You Should Write Poetry

Why should you write poems? Because they’re awesome, but also because poetry is even more condensed that the short story. I find writing poems challenging and they make me approach writing differently. 15 Good Reasons To Write Poetry They also: Allow you to brainstorm. Because…
Why We Need To Put It In Writing

Why We Need To Put It In Writing

Do you dread these questions? 'Do you have a record of it?' 'Can you remember what was said?' If you are asked these questions in a business (or any other) environment, can you answer ‘yes’? If you can’t, you need to learn how to put…
29 Ways To Write About Happiness

29 Ways To Write About Happiness

One of our most popular posts on Writers Write is 37 Ways To Write About Anger. We thought we would look at interesting ways to write about other emotions this year, including fear and happiness. How do we write about happiness in an authentic way? Happiness…
12 Short Stories Writing Challenge 2019

Welcome To The 12 Short Stories Writing Challenge For 2019

Here we go again… Welcome to the 12 Short Stories Writing Challenge for 2019. The 2018 challenge ended with 82 writers who achieved #12/12 and earned their #braggingrights, 19 of those did it for the second time. Congratulations to all of them. Today marks the…