Winning Words – Romance Writing Short Story Winners

More good news for Writers Write! Another Writers Write graduate has won the The Essentials romance writing competition. Suzanne Jefferies, who completed Writers Write, and Writers Write 2,  was the winner for her entry ‘The Hunt’. Graduates, Shelagh Foster and Mia Botha, were previous winners of the competition.…

Semicolons And Colons Explained

; A semicolon: Is a long pause that balances two related ideas. Example: She went by train; she would rather have flown. Adjoins two main clauses containing opposite ideas. Example: She is efficient; he is disorganised. Adjoins two main clauses where there is no conjunction.…

You can cancel your cell phone contract

How do you cancel your contract? Perhaps you don’t need your contract anymore? Perhaps you simply can’t afford it? The good news is that you can cancel the contract. 1. Did you know The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) allows you to cancel your cell phone contract? 2. Did you…
Between You And Me

Between You And Me

A common mistake in English is to say ‘between you and I’, as in this sentence: 'It’s a bit silly, between you and I.' This is wrong. We should say 'between you and me'. There are no exceptions to this rule. It is always correct…
How To Write A Short Story

Short Cuts – How To Write A Short Story

How do you write a short story? In this post, we look at the mistakes people make and give you a formula for how to write a short story. I was asked to judge five creative writing competitions in a period of 18 months in…

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

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post we show you that there are no new plots when you write books. If you're worried that you don't have an original plot, don't worry about it. There are no new plots. The…

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 Power Of The 5 Senses In Stories

The Power Of The 5 Senses In Stories

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we talk about the power of the 5 senses in stories and why they are important in the books you write. The Power Of The 5 Senses In Stories Whether we are writing…