The Writers Write Interview: Justin Bonello

The Author? Justin Bonello Birthday? 21 June The Venue? Little Tuscany, Bryanston, Johannesburg The Book? Justin Bonello Cooks...for Friends The Interviewer? Ulrike Hill Essentially If love were a colour, what colour would it be?  Yellow What is the colour of anger?  Red What is the colour of money? …
Bucket List - Thoughts At The End Of The Year

Bucket List – Thoughts At The End Of The Year

Define your goals. Fictional characters are a lot like real people. You need to keep them busy. One of the first things I teach writers is that characters need a story goal. A physical, tangible story goal. Once a writer understands this, the intangible goals…
There Are No New Plots

Harry & Luke – There Are No New Plots

If you're worried that you don't have an original plot, don't worry about it. There are no new plots. The only thing you have going for you is your unique way of telling a story. I don't know where this comes from originally, but we've…

Good Writers Mean Business

Marketing, PR and Sales staff spend more time writing than speaking. Yet writing skills continue to deteriorate. Money is poured into market research and branding. Thought leaders think. Experts advise. Marketing companies market. However, this is wasted money if we can’t write for a target…
The 5 Senses - How Readers Remember Stories

The 5 Senses – How Readers Remember Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we talk about the 5 senses and why they are important in the books you write. There are places I remember... The 5 Senses - How Readers Remember Stories Whether we are writing a novel…

Hyphens And Dashes

What’s the difference? Hyphens: join two or more words together. Examples: door-to-door,  editor-in-chief attach prefixes to words. Examples: ex-wife, non-executive, co-worker are used to avoid ambiguity: He wants to re-cover his furniture (to put new covers on it). He wants to recover his furniture (to…

If you own a cell phone read this

Press Release Date: 14 November 2011 Issued by: Writers Write Title: If you own a cell phone read this Begins# Watching the cell phone companies scrambling in the wake of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has been entertaining.   These companies have a terrible reputation…
Beat Writer's Block With Help From The 4 Elements

Beat Writer’s Block With Help From The 4 Elements

Beating The Imaginary Block Writers are doing themselves a disservice when they perpetuate the myth of writer’s block. If writers want to be taken seriously, and, if writers want to be properly paid, they need to behave professionally. There are four elements that help you…

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…