Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block

Philip Pullman: On Writer’s Block

Philip Pullman is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. Many consider Pullman a worthy successor to J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord…
My Writing Journey

My Writing Journey – You’re Never Too Old!

Guest Post Becoming an Author: It’s never too late, and you’re never too old! by Gill Mittins When I was about six, I remember writing a book. I wrote it in pencil, on tiny pages torn from a notebook, held together in the centre by a…

The Starter Block: Getting Ready For NaNoWriMo

Around the world, writers are getting ready for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as November is now known by writers, all itching to take on the challenge of writing a novel in a month. While part of the fun is writing the novel at…

12 Common Words That Still Confuse Everyone

Guest Post This infographic covers 12 common words and their often mistaken counterparts. Words that even professional writers and editors confuse from time to time. Do you know any words that look alike, sound alike, or both? Please note: With reference to number 9: In…
The Blog Economy - And Why We Need More Daves

The Blog Economy – And Why We Need More Daves

Writing for a living is a tenuous career choice. Traditionally, there are solid and grounded choices for people who enjoy the written word. But, if being a lawyer, or writing soaps or adverts, sounds soul-destroying, then you have launched yourself into the sea of uncertainly.…
Dear Writer

Dear Writer: Advice For Beginner Authors

Before you write a book, read this letter from the founder of Writers Write. We hope it inspires you. Dear Writer Every person I have ever met wants to write a book, or at least, have someone write their story for them. Most of us…
Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction

Elmore Leonard’s 11 Rules For Writing Fiction

Elmore Leonard was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He started writing westerns, but went on to specialise in crime fiction and thrillers, many of which were adapted for film. His best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which was filmed as Jackie…
A Writing Secret Everyone Forgets

A Writing Secret Everyone Forgets

Write To Your Strengths It’s important to find out what you’re good at when you write. Your style generally informs this. Here are some examples: If you have an irreverent, informal style, you will be good at writing comedy. If you have a crisp, no-nonsense…
12 Newspaper Archive Resources For Journalists & Writers

12 Newspaper Archive Resources For Journalists & Writers

Guest Post  Newspaper archives offer up a wealth of information for writers and journalists – and old newspaper articles are an essential part of your resource whether you’re looking to confirm a fact or quote a source. It can be a battle to find what…

71 Terrific Templates For Blog Post Title Ideas

Why are blog post titles so important? “On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. This is the secret to the power of your title, and why it so highly determines the…