85 Hashtags Writers Need To Know

85 Hashtags Writers Need To Know

Hashtags are everywhere. If you write, or want to write for a living, you'll have to get used to using them. What Is A Hashtag? Hashtag – definition, from dictionary.com 'Noun: (on social media websites) a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used…
3 Things Your Characters Should Not Be Doing

3 Things Your Characters Should Not Be Doing

There are many things a character needs to do in a story, and many more that authors need to exclude. ‘Drama is life with the dull parts left out.’ ~Alfred Hitchcock We all have pet hates when we read. They can be big mistakes, such…

3 Other Ways To Write That Happy Ever After Ending

Walking Into The Sunset We won’t always admit it, but most of us love a happy ending to a story. How many movies or TV shows have we watched with the cliché ‘into the sunset’ ending – either the lone hero riding off into the…

12 Short Stories – Competition Time!

At last, it is time to put your writing skills to the test. We are thrilled to announce the first 12 Short Stories Writing Competition. The competition is open to everyone, but please read the Terms and Conditions and familiarise yourself with the 12 Short…

British vs American English

Source: Grammar Check If you enjoyed this infographic, you may like these: 30 Filler Words To Cut Out Of Your Writing The Oxford Comma How To Write A Cover Letter – Step By Step 15 Common Writing Mistakes That English Language Learners Make 21 Important…

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules For Writers

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher who was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health. He was one of the first existentialist philosophers along with Søren Kierkegaard. Maria Popova at Brainpickings writes: "Between August 8 and August 24 of 1882, Friedrich Nietzsche set down…

My Writing Journey – Avoiding Burnout

Kathy Mann joined our Writers Write - How to write a book course in 2015. She is launching her book in November. This is her story of her writing journey. How I Became A Writer For as long as I can remember, I dreamt of…

5 Ways To Sneak Setting Into Short Stories

We need to convey a sense of setting in our short stories, which is a tall order, because of the length of the story. Hehe, see what I did there? We need to make our writing to work harder. We need it to do “double-duty”.…

Grammar For Beginners: All About Pronouns

Welcome to our Grammar For Beginners series. I have been writing about parts of speech, and I will be writing about pronouns today. What are parts of speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech.…