Month: October 2011

Plain Language Defined

Section 22. Right to information in plain and understandable language (2) For the purposes of this Act, a notice, document or visual representation is in plain language if it is reasonable to conclude that an ordinary consumer of the class of persons for whom the…
Creating Characters - 5 Mistakes Beginner Writers Make

Creating Characters – 5 Mistakes Beginner Writers Make

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. In this post, we have compiled a list of five mistakes beginner writers make when they create characters. What are the most common mistakes first time writers make when they create characters? They often forget they're creating…

Plain Language Made Easy

Writers Write promotes and teaches plain language writing skills. There is an act called the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) No 68 of 2008. Protecting the consumer is a priority in South Africa. High levels of illiteracy and social inequality have brought Plain Language into focus. What is…
9 Good Reasons For Your Character's Bad Behaviour

9 Good Reasons For Your Character’s Bad Behaviour

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we write about plausible reasons for your character's bad behaviour. One of our favourite things as authors is to create antagonists and to explore the dark side of our protagonists. We encourage writers to understand…

The Writers Write Interview – James Hendry

Essentially: James Hendry Birthday? 23 October 1976 The Book?A Year in the Wild (Macmillan) The Venues? Leighwood Lodge, Parktown, Johannesburg and Thrupps Centre, Illovo The Date? 7 October 2011 and 20 June 2012 The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Questions and answers If love were a colour, what colour would it…

The Writing Desks Of 7 Famous Authors

Charles Dickens’s desk  Read more about Charles Dickens, born 7 February 1812, died 9 June 1870 Herman Hesse’s desk Read more about Hermann Hesse, born 2 July 1877, died 9 August 1962   J.R.R. Tolkien’s desk Read more about JRR Tolkien, born 3 January 1892, died 2 September 1973…

Writing Minutes

What are minutes? Minutes are formal, precise and concise records of meetings. Their purpose is to ensure that meetings are correctly documented. Minutes must clearly show who attended, what was discussed and what was decided. The format The opening sentence includes the date, time and…
Plain Language Is An Opportunity

Plain Language Is An Opportunity

13 October - Happy International Plain Language Day! Writing is a core competency. All business writing must comply with Plain Language Legislation. This includes proposals, contracts, policy documents, stakeholder reports, emails, text messages and tender documents. Plain Language means communicating so that nobody misunderstands your…
The 5 Elements Of A Good Scene

The 5 Elements Of A Good Scene

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we will discuss the five elements that make a good scene in a book. What does it take to finish writing a book?  A novel is written by writing one scene after another. You need…

The Writers Write Interview – Siphiwo Mahala

The Author? Siphiwo Mahala Meaning of name? Gift and Free Birthday? 26 October The Venue? 10 Bompas Road, Dunkeld, Johannesburg The Date? 08 October 2011 The Book? African Delights Q & A If love were a colour, what colour would it be? Yellow What is…
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