The Anatomy Of A Scene

In my first post in this series on writing scenes and sequels, I covered 10 important things to remember about these storytelling devices. In today's post, I am going to cover the anatomy of a scene. “In many cases when a reader puts a story…

July 2017 – Course Timetable

Course Description July August Writers Write How to write a book 1,8,15,22 5,12,19,26 Writers Write How to write a book 24-27 28-31 The Plain Language Programme How to write for business 15-16 Blogging and Social Media Course How to write for the web 18-19  …

How Much Story Do You Need In Your Short Story?

Last month’s word count for 12 Short Stories was only 500 words. Yikes, I know. Whose idea was that? And the month before that it was 2 500 words and now we are writing 1 200 words. It is a serious writing workout. Any story…

5 Bad Writing Habits You Can Break Today

Source for infographic: Grammar Check If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course. If you enjoyed this infographic, you may like these: 30 Filler Words To Cut Out Of Your Writing (Infographic) The…

Everything You Need To Know About Scenes And Sequels

How To Master Scenes And Sequels Our lives are made up of scenes and sequels. We live through times of action and periods of reflection. Some periods of our lives seem completely action-packed and others are relatively conflict-free. Novels are also made up of these…

The Love Child – Mashing Up Wild Plot Ideas

We’ve been exploring plot ideas this month. I think that putting a magnifying glass on plot is always a good idea. Characters are vital in a story, but plot is what holds it all together. It allows the characters to come to life – with…

Going Home – Submit Your Fifth Short Story Today

It is June and we are freezing in the Southern Hemisphere, but while we are freezing we are also submitting our fifth short stories for the 12 Short Story Challenge. Congratulations to everyone who made it. Please remember that I will not be accepting any…

How To Make Google Work For You

If you blog or write for social media, you probably use Google more than most people do. It's worth your while getting to know how to use it to make your life easier and to get the most out of this incredibly useful tool. You…