Alexander McCall Smith: Block That Adjective!

by Alexander McCall Smith My bête noire—and there is nothing wrong with using the occasional French expression, although one does not want to sound too much like a menu—is overwriting. Something is overwritten when there is just too much of it. This may be because…

Me, Myself, and I

Use these four guidelines when you're using 'me', 'myself', and 'I'. 1. Use 'I' if you are the subject taking action in the sentence. Example: I visited my grandparents. 2. Use 'me' if it is the object pronoun of the sentence. Example: Give the book…

5 Ways To Engage With Customers – Socially Speaking

You've finally done it. You have a social media presence. You have a Facebook Page, a Google+ page, you tweet, you pin, you tumble, you blog. How do you keep your customers coming back for more?  Content wins. Employ skilled writers who understand what to…

The One Thing Every Writer Should Know About Plotting

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. In this post, we discuss the one thing every writer should know about plotting. Beginner authors often say, 'My story is about a woman who wants to be respected / accepted / loved.' This is a common…

You Can Submit A Better Manuscript

Becoming a best-selling author is the driving force behind every aspiring writer. Only the most determined make it. Writers Write offers an advisory service to help bring your manuscript to the required standard for submission to a literary agent or publisher. Once you have completed your…

5 Reasons Companies Don’t Understand Social Media

Socially Speaking  Are you tired of trying to get your boss’s attention? I have watched the traditional publishing business model slowly implode. When I mentioned social media as an option to promote an author or drive sales, I was largely ignored. The same thing has…
13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk

13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist. He is best known as the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into a feature film. His other novels include Diary, Lullaby, and Invisible Monsters. 13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk Number One: Two years ago, when I wrote the…