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7 Things You Need In A Writing Partner

7 Things You Need In A Writing Partner

Guest Post Increase Your Productivity: Find a Writing Partner You can increase your writing productivity by partnering with another writer and critiquing each other's work. But not any good-natured writer will do. If you really want to improve your writing productivity, look for these seven…
7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

[This excerpt is from our Secrets of a Memoirist course.] "Memoir... may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction." ~William Zinsser Even Memoirs Need Suspense Suspense is not conflict. Suspense means keeping readers on the…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From November 2018

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in November 2018: 6 Superhero Writing Tips From Stan Lee C. S. Lewis’s 5 Rules For Writers Kurt Vonnegut On Making Your Soul Grow Harnessing The Power Of Time In Your Storytelling How To Define…

5 Truly Unusual Ways To Round Out Your Characters

Are you sure you know your characters well enough? You have probably filled in character questionnaires. You have most likely developed their story goals and the characters who oppose them. Even if you think you are intimately acquainted with your creations, here are five unusual…

Fabulous Writing Advice From John Connolly

Author: John Connolly Date: 30 July 2016 Where: The Bowery, Sandton, South Africa Interviewer: Mia Botha Book: A Time of Torment Writers Write hosted best-selling author, John Connolly for a literary dinner - A Winter's Tale - at The Bowery in Sandton. John Connolly is an Irish writer who has…

The Only Character Questionnaire You Need

Creating Characters - From The Cradle To The Grave I read a Facebook post a few days ago. Jane’s mother had died unexpectedly and she wanted her friends and family to know. The responses from her friends and family ranged from the reasonable to the…
Everyday Persuasive Writing In Business

Everyday Persuasive Writing In Business

Persuasive writing uses words to convince people to listen or to act. We all need to use it in our everyday business writing. Great business writers use persuasive writing in social media marketing, proposals, articles, newsletters, blog posts, memos, emails, requests for meetings, speeches, and reports. The…

You know you’re a real writer when…

You know you're a real writer when . . . 1. You cannot leave home without your Flip Dictionary. 2. You have no idea who Hanna Montana is (True story!). 3. You only notice adverts if there are spelling or grammar errors. 4. You know how…
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