19 Actionable Writing Tips – Infographic

Getting your business ideas across in a clear, succinct way is important. Getting the response you want from readers equally so. Instructional Solutions has created an infographic full of business writing tips to help you make readers act and react. Source: Instructional Solutions If you…

Don Delillo’s Writing Guide

Some writers complain about writer's rut and writer's block. Others insist there's no such thing. Don DeLillo, who was born 20 November 1936, explains that he uses a special guide, another writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as his muse: "I work in the morning at a…

Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction 

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian author of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction. She is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Robber Bride, and The Blind Assassin, which won the Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood’s work has been published in more than 40 languages and…
6 Myths About Genre That Should Be Shattered

6 Myths About Genre That Should Be Shattered

The boundary lines of genre have become a lot more fluid in recent years, especially since the boom of online fiction, self-publishing and independent publishing. However, it is still important to understand the role of genre for the author who wants to establish a brand…

14 Tips For Entering Short Story Competitions

We’re super excited about the 12 Short Stories competition. Tomorrow is the first, optional deadline. You can still enter the competition until the final deadline on 6 December 2017. If you want to do well when you sign up for a short story event, consider…

62 Essential Blogging Tips

Blogging is big business. It is the easiest way to reach your customers and followers on the internet. However, it's not easy to get it right. You need to decide what your passion is, how to create a platform, how to write for the internet,…

5 Ways To Trust Your Instinct For Storytelling

We are all born with an instinct for storytelling and narrative. And not just writers, singers, painters or photographers—the art belongs to us as an innately creative species, don’t you think? Right now, you’re thinking that this doesn’t apply to you. “I don’t have that…

6 Ways To Experiment In Short Stories

One of the best things about a short story is that you have the opportunity to experiment. It gives you the chance to do something you have never done before. Here is a list of suggestions if you want to try something different. You can…