Less vs Fewer

Generally speaking 'fewer' is used for things that can be counted. If you can count something, choose 'fewer'. If you can't, use 'less'. Fewer from Oxford Dictionaries 'Use fewer if you’re referring to people or things in the plural (e.g. houses, newspapers, dogs, students, children).…
On Writing: David Ogilvy

On Writing: David Ogilvy

On September 7th, 1982, David Ogilvy sent the following internal memo to all agency employees, titled “How to Write”. On Writing: David Ogilvy "The better you write, the higher you go in Ogilvy & Mather. People who think well, write well. Woolly minded people write…

Dorothy Parker: On Writing

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist. Taken from The Paris Review interview by Marion Capron How do you actually write out a story? It takes me six months to do a story. I think it out and then write it sentence…

Abstract Nouns

What is a noun? A noun is a naming word. It identifies people, places, or things. According to Merriam-Webster, it is 'a word that is the name of something (such as a person, animal, place, thing, quality, idea, or action) and is typically used in…

Brackets – Explained

There are two main types of brackets: 1. Round Brackets (also called parentheses)  a.) Round brackets are used to separate information that isn’t essential to the meaning of the rest of the sentence. If you removed the bracketed material the sentence would still make sense. Examples: Mount Everest…
The Top 10 Writer’s Block Quotes

The Top 10 Writer’s Block Quotes

In this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, we share a selection of our favourite writer's block quotes. The Top 10 Writer’s Block Quotes 1. Writer’s block? I’ve heard of this. This is when a writer cannot write, yes? Then that person isn’t…

Laini Taylor: On Writing

“I want to talk about creating your life. There’s a quote I love, from the poet Mary Oliver, that goes: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? I so clearly remember what it was like, being…
100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English

100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we share the 100 most often misspelled words in English. These are the 100 most commonly misspelled words in English according to YourDictionary.com. How many of them are you spelling incorrectly? 100 Most…

The Writers Write Interview – John Connolly 2

John Connolly is an Irish writer who has published 17 novels. He is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker. We first interviewed John Connolly in October 2006 (Read the interview here) The Author? John Connolly His Birthday? 31 May 1968 The Venue? African Pride Hotel, Melrose…