John Irving: On Writing

John Irving: On Writing

John Irving is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. He was born born 2 March 1942. His novels include The World According To Garp, A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules, and A Prayer for Owen Meany. Many of his novels have been adapted for film. He…

The Writers Write Interview – John van de Ruit

John Van de Ruit's Top 10 Writing Tips Get rid of your romantic notions of what writing is. It’s like climbing a mountain; not sprinting. Open your creative space. Work on unlocking what it is you have inside yourself. Work out what sort of story…
Interview With Jeffery Deaver

The Writers Write Interview – Jeffery Deaver

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we share our interview with Jeffery Deaver. The Writers Write Interview With Jeffery Deaver The Author? Jeffery Deaver His Birthday? 6 May 1950 The Venue? The Marion on Nicol, Hurlingham, Johannesburg The Date? 5 August…

Who or Whom?

The Rules 'According to the rules of formal grammar, who should be used in the subject position in a sentence, while whom should be used in the object position, and also after a preposition.' (Oxford Dictionaries) Use the he/him method. He = who Him =…

Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules

 Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different. Trying for theme is important,…

Dangling Participles

A present participle is a verb ending in -ing. It is called a ‘dangling’ participle if the subject of the verb and the subject of the sentence don't agree. Example: Waiting for the bus, the time went by slowly. Rather say: Time went by slowly…

Top 10 Best-Selling Fiction Authors of All Time

Please Note: This list was taken from The Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. Top 10 Best-Selling Fiction Authors of All Time 10. J.K Rowling - 400 million copies 9. Leo Tolstoy - 413 Million copies 8. Gilbert Pattern (William George Gilbert Pattern) -…

Amanda Patterson: On Writing

When she agreed to be a Destiny mentor, Amanda Patterson, answered five questions for readers earlier this year. Amanda Patterson is the founder of Writers Write, a company which offers business and creative writing courses. Amanda Patterson Answers 5 Questions On Writing What inspired you to…