Colour Your Writing With Synaesthesia

A rare medical condition, synaesthesia is what happens when someone experiences two or more of the senses when, in fact, only one sense or sensation is being experienced. People with this condition ‘taste’ words, ‘see’ sounds or scents, and even ‘hear’ colours. For these people,…
How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories

How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories

‘Show, don’t tell’ is good advice for any writer, but even more so for a short story writer. The limited word count means our writing has to work harder. We really need to pack a punch. Here’s how: 1.  Express emotion as action: 2.  Choose…

Grammar For Beginners: All About Conjunctions

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I am starting with parts of speech and I will be writing about conjunctions in this post. What are parts of speech? Language is made up of different words with different…
How To Create Quality Content On A Deadline

How To Create Quality Content On A Deadline

Fast Content Creation  How can you create quality content in very little time? Years of experience helps. Or you can warp the time-space matrix and use my workflow! Parkinson's law states that ‘Work expands to fill the time available for its completion’. And boy was…
10 Commonly Misused Words

10 Commonly Misused Words

Are you proud of your vocabulary? Do you think you have a firm grasp of the English language? You may want to study this infographic of 10 commonly misused words to make sure you're not making these silly mistakes. Source for infographic: Advanced Marketing Strategies This…
Writing The Topical Novel

Writing The Topical Novel: Ripped From The Headlines

Sometimes writers take inspiration from the world around them – from political scandals of the day, crimes that grip the imagination, and social or environmental changes that keep us up at night. They take the issue and turn it into a topical novel. What is…
How To Make The Most Of Sequels In Short Stories

How To Make The Most Of Sequels In Short Stories

In a previous post, I discussed scenes in short stories. Scenes have specific structures that help us tell our stories. We discussed action scenes specifically. There is, however, another kind of scene that you can use. We call them sequels or reaction scenes. They follow an…
All About Adverbs

Grammar For Beginners: All About Adverbs

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I am starting with parts of speech and I will be writing about adverbs today. What are parts of speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These…
16 Persuasive Writing Secrets

16 Persuasive Writing Secrets

According to Wikipedia, persuasive writing is 'a form of writing in which the writer uses words to convince the reader that the writer's opinion is correct in regard to an issue'. Persuasive writing is a skill writers use when they blog, or write for social…
6 Main Story Arcs

Artificial Intelligence Identifies 6 Main Story Arcs

According to a data-mining study, Western literature can mostly fit into just six story arcs. This doesn't surprise us at Writers Write. We always say there are no new plots. The only thing that you have as a writer is your way of telling a story.…