One Of A Kind – Embracing Your Uniqueness As A Writer

I’m always surprised, and delighted, at the way delegates interpret writing exercises during class on Writers Write. No two are ever the same. Some are dramatic or clever, others quirky or funny. I love hearing them read aloud. I love seeing the reaction of the…

10 Ways To Be More Concise When You Write

Don’t Write To Impress. Write To Communicate.  When you write for business, your readers are not interested in your big words, your flamboyant wordplay, and your tortuous sentence structure. They want you to communicate with them.  Concise writing is always better in business. It is more…

August 2017 – Course Timetable

Course Description August September Writers Write How to write a book  2,9,16,23 Writers Write How to write a book 28-31 18-21 The Plain Language Programme How to write for business 15-16 Blogging and Social Media Course How to write for the web 12-13 Short Cuts…

Mary Karr’s Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread

Mary Karr is an American poet, essayist and memoirist. She is well known for her best-selling books, Lit, Cherry, and The Liars’ Club. She published The Art of Memoir in 2015. In the book, she includes 'An Incomplete Checklist To Stave Off Dread'. She says: "Writers hate…

10 Reasons Why You’re NOT A Writer …

You’re not a writer because you put pretty words on a page. You’re a writer because you create stories people will never forget. You’re not a writer because you have superpowers. You’re a writer because you work super hard at the craft of storytelling. You’re…

12 Secrets To Help You Shorten Your Short Story

We are just over the halfway mark with our 12 Short Stories Challenge and the submissions have been amazing. The word count is specific for each prompt and I have been challenging you with a different word count for each month. We have written 500-word…

Coming Undone – Submit Your Sixth Short Story Today

We’re halfway! Six stories down, and six stories to go. Congratulations to everyone who made it. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on the new site. It looks awesome and is working well. You guys are genius. Please remember that I will not…