The 5 Best Ways To Include Prologues

The 5 Best Ways To Include Prologues

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. This post is about the five best ways to include prologues in your books. What is a prologue? According to Literary Devices: "The prologue, Greek prologos (meaning: before word), is an opening of a story that…
10 Top Tips For Moving A Plot Forward

10 Top Tips For Moving A Plot Forward

Writers Write is a writing resource. We’ve put together these tips for moving a plot forward to help you finish your book. Are you struggling to move your story from the beginning through the muddle in the middle to the end? This is a common…
11 Common Mistakes Writers Make With Prepositions

11 Common Mistakes Writers Make With Prepositions

Definition of prepositions:   Prepositions connect nouns and pronouns with other words in a sentence. They usually give information about time, places and direction. Common prepositions:  as, at, but, by, for, from, in, into, like, near, next, of, off, on, onto, out, over, than, to, up,…

42 Million Sim Card Users Can’t Be Ignored

Simplicity in mobile marketing is the answer. Most marketing ‘thought leaders’ stumble through their advice. They use long words, and boring sentences packed with jargon. Ironically their pitch is that you should never do this. It’s time for marketing ‘gurus’ to take their own advice.…

The Death Of Acronyms And Initialisms

Plain language means bigger tombstones. Immediately you sigh, relieved that you are not an undertaker or a headstone carver. But, alas, the business of dying, profitable as it is, is not the only business in need of change. Acronyms And Initialisms Mean Business - For…

What Your Words Say About You

'There has never, in history, been a greater demand for words.' ~Thad McIlroy, The Future of Writing Everything begins with a word. Everything you say. Everything you write. Everything you think. Without words, there is no news, no opinion, and no connection. You can have…

The Writers Write Interview – Ellen Banda-Aaku

Ellen Banda-Aaku was the Winner of the Penguin Prize for African Writing 2010 - Fiction Author: Ellen Banda-Aaku Date of Birth: 6 May 1965 Date: 10 September 2010 Place: London The Book: Patchwork (Penguin Books South Africa) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? I…
The Writers Write Interview – Gail Schimmel

The Writers Write Interview – Gail Schimmel

Author: Gail Schimmel Birthday: 9 January 1974 Date: 19 June 2009 The Book: Marriage Vows Gail Schimmel is a South African author of three novels – Marriage Vows, Whatever happened to the Cowley Twins?, and The Park. She runs her own consultancy as a specialist in…

The Writers Write Interview – Sam Cowen

Author: Sam Cowen Birthday: 12 August 1973 Date: 8 April 2009 Where: Sandton, South Africa The Book: The Irreverent Mothers Handbook by Sam Cowen & Lee van Loggerenberg Sam Cowen is the co-host of The Rude Awakening, 94.7’s breakfast show, and also presents e.tv’s Great…

The Writers Write Interview – Jackie Collins

Author: Jackie Collins Birthday: 4 October 1937 Date: 13 November 2007 Where: Sandton, South Africa The Book: Drop Dead Beautiful (Hodder) Anthony Ehlers was lucky enough to catch up with bestselling author, Jackie Collins on her recent tour of South Africa to promote Drop Dead Beautiful.…