12 Short Stories Competition

Last Chance To Submit Your Short Story

All stories for the 2018 12 Short Stories Competition must be submitted tomorrow. Here are the details: Prompt: The Cottage. Word count: 1200 words Deadline: 19 September 2018 Cost: $35 You will have until 10 October 2018 to comment and rewrite your story. A huge…
Cheryl Strayed's Advice For Beginner Writers

Cheryl Strayed’s Advice For Beginner Writers

Cheryl Strayed is an American memoirist, novelist, podcast host, and essayist. She is the author of the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which was turned into a film starring Reese Witherspoon. Her new book is Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of the…

A Magic Trick For Writing

Guest Post The concept of point of view (POV) is a central magic of fiction writing. An editing client has just let me know he has problems with it, so I suggested he use guided imagery to help. Guided imagery is a little story you…

The AVBOB Poetry Project Year 2

Promoted Post Press release:  When the AVBOB Poetry Project was first announced on Mandela Day 2017, the hope – though modest and tentative – was that the online poetry competition that was launched two weeks later would provide a significant social resource for all South…
A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Write Memos

A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Write Memos

Business memos are written to an entire office. Memos inform staff of office and procedural changes that apply to a large group of people. Eight Tips For Writing Good Memos A memo is not as formal as a written letter. The tone is usually friendly…

The Ultimate List Of Useful Online Tools

If you’re like most internet users, you’ve probably bookmarked a variety of helpful tools for personal and professional use. The thing is, improved options appear all the time. Your old favorites may not offer everything you want or need. Even if they do, you might…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From August 2018

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in August 2018: Why You Need To Read More Books The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginner Writers Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book…
7 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Writers

7 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Writers

Introverts are often teased for being quiet and wanting to be alone. They are seen as being reserved, but the truth is that they prefer to conserve their energy for meaningful interactions with people who matter to them. According to Allison Abrams, introverts  'are not…

Delete – Submit Your Ninth Short Story For 2018 Today

Nine stories done! I am very proud. So far, we have almost 80 writers in line to get 12/12. Keep going, writers. If you haven't entered our competition yet, read 12 Short Stories – Competition Time Again! Submission process: I will accept and approve posts…