Plain Language Is A Democratic Right

Plain Language Is A Democratic Right

The article, Around the world in plain words, explains that one of the failures in using plain language stems from government. The continued use of garbled and unclear language in legislation creates uncertainty. Problems arise around issues of interpretation. The article says that the ability to understand…
12 Inspiring Quotes About Writing

12 Inspiring Quotes About Writing

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite quotes about writing. 12 Inspiring Quotes About Writing “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be…
Plain Language - Know Your Audience

Plain Language – Know Your Audience

There is a misconception about plain language. People think it's merely about replacing complicated words with simple ones. It also includes the careful study of your intended audience, and moulding the communication to ensure that it is understood. Plain Language - Know Your Audience Here…
How The Law Defines Plain Language

How The Law Defines Plain Language

Parliament has begun incorporating plain language requirements into legislation. Although compliance is not the only benefit for using plain language it is still an important consideration when communicating. How The Law Defines Plain Language The National Credit Act, Companies Act and Consumer Protection Act have essentially the same requirements for plain…
Why You Should Choose To Use Plain Language

Why You Should Choose To Use Plain Language

Times have changed. There are ever increasing pressures on businesses to use plain language in communicating internally and externally. Simply put, plain language is the use of language that is clear, effective and written without fuss. It is understood by the audience the first time…

Just Yesterday, Authors Needed An Agent

Just yesterday, authors needed an agent. The agent went to a publisher. The publisher edited, marketed, printed, published and sold the book in to booksellers. The booksellers sold it to readers. But today, authors can go directly to readers – by self-publishing and through e-publishing.…
The Writers Write Interview - Lesley Pearse

The Writers Write Interview – Lesley Pearse 2012

The Author? Lesley Pearse Birthday? 24 February 1945 The Venue? The Marion on Nicol The Date? 15th March 2012 The Book? The Promise The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Essentially Lesley Pearse If love were a colour, what colour would it be? Red What is the colour…

The New Publishing Game

I teach people to write books. I love what I do. I also love this exciting new publishing world of ours. Publishing is changing. People who earn their living from writing, producing and selling books are feeling the pressure. What does this mean to the pre-published writer?…
Number or Amount – Which one should I use?

Number or Amount – Which one should I use?

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we talk about when you should say 'number' and when you should say 'amount'. When do you say 'the number of' and when do you say 'the amount of'? Is the noun countable or uncountable?…

The Writers Write Interview – Andrew Gross

Essentially Andrew Gross Andrew Gross is the author of New York Times and international bestselling thrillers. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He was our guest speaker in Johannesburg.…