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…

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…

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

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we discuss how to beat writer's block with help from the 4 elements. Beating The Imaginary Block As writers, we are doing ourselves a disservice when we perpetuate the myth of writer’s block.…