The Confidant As A Literary Device

Welcome to the third instalment in my series on the four main characters and why they are literary devices. This week, I’m going to write about the confidant and his or her role in our stories. "He was my confidant, the person who was always on…

The Complete Speechwriting Series

'If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.' - Winston Churchill Last year…

Is Your Antagonist A Match For Your Hero?

I have been writing about the four main characters and why they are literary devices. Last week I started with the protagonist. Today, I'm going to write about the antagonist and his or her role in our stories. "He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and…

British vs American English: 63 Differences

  This is a useful list for differences in spelling and word usage in British and American English. Source for Infographic: Grammar Check If you enjoyed this, read: 16 Rules Of Blog Writing And Layout. Which Ones Are You Breaking? The Writing Retreats Of 13…

The Complete Guide To Evaluating Your Short Story

Last week, I wrote about the submission guidelines for our short story challenge. This week, I'm writing about assessing your own short stories. Evaluating your own writing is difficult, especially in the beginning, and we can be very hard on ourselves. To quote you guys,…

The Top 10 Writing Posts from January 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in January 2017: If You Don't Have These 7 Qualities You Probably Shouldn't Be Writing A Novel The 4 Main Characters As Literary Devices Short Story Challenge – 10 Awesome Reasons For Writing Short Stories What Exactly…

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

If we want to create memorable protagonists, we have to remember their purpose in our stories. Last week I wrote about the four main characters and why they are literary devices. Today I'm going to write about the protagonist and his or her role in our stories. “In nearly…