Month: September 2011

All About Italics

Italics is the sloping writing used to highlight and emphasise certain words. The use of italics has become popular. It is the modern equivalent of underlining. Use italics: For titles of books, movies, songs and newspapers. To emphasise words. To indicate foreign words. To indicate…

Listen to Words Alive

Amanda Patterson & Ulrike Hill speak to AE Ballakisten on Midrand Community Radio, 93.8FM Download WordsAlive.mp3 Listen to the interview. ~~~Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate

Words Alive

Amanda Patterson, CEO of Writers Write speaks to AE Ballakisten on Midrand Community Radio, 93.8FM on Friday 23rd September from 14:00 – 15:00. Ulrike Hill, Writers Write creative writing and business writing facilitator will be with Amanda.  We will be talking about: Why are publishers…

How To Write A Great Book Review

Reviews fall into the categories of Comment, Opinion, and Columns. When writing a review you are expressing your opinion. Remember to be fair. You can be witty, but you should never be nasty. Never rant because you feel strongly about something. Sometimes you can get…

Writers Write – Our Consultants and Facilitators

With degrees and diplomas in journalism, communication science, marketing and advertising, the Writers Write team has been in the professional writing business for many years. We have also conducted workshops/taught courses for various businesses and government institutions.  Amanda PattersonAmanda Patterson is the founder of Writers…

The Page Wars – Advice for Authors on Facebook

Most authors are pitifully under-qualified to create a presence on Facebook. You’ve seen them. The writers with a book cover as a Facebook Picture.Somebody needs to let them know it’s called Facebook for a reason. Readers want to see your face. And if your face is…

10 Top Tips For Moving A Plot Forward

How do writers stay on track? Here are 10 tips to help you move your plot forward: Start with a detailed biography of your protagonist and antagonist. List the changes you're going to inflict on these two characters. Start your book when something meaningful happens.…

How to Structure a Sentence

The Content Each sentence should have one thought. When you finish this thought, finish your sentence. Put a new thought into a new sentence. An inexperienced writer uses conjunctions to put many thoughts into one sentence. Examples of conjunctions are: and, then, but, however, or,…

My Top 12 Books On Writing

I love to read books on writing. These are not just books on grammar and style. They can be how-to guides, memoirs on the craft, workbooks, inspiring journals, and reference books. They confirm what I do know about the subject and they also manage to…
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