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…

Plain Language Defined

Section 22. Right to information in plain and understandable language (2) For the purposes of this Act, a notice, document or visual representation is in plain language if it is reasonable to conclude that an ordinary consumer of the class of persons for whom the…

Plain Language Made Easy

Writers Write promotes and teaches plain language writing skills. There is an act called the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) No 68 of 2008. Protecting the consumer is a priority in South Africa. High levels of illiteracy and social inequality have brought Plain Language into focus. What is…

Writing Minutes

What are minutes? Minutes are formal, precise and concise records of meetings. Their purpose is to ensure that meetings are correctly documented. Minutes must clearly show who attended, what was discussed and what was decided. The format The opening sentence includes the date, time and…
Plain Language Is An Opportunity

Plain Language Is An Opportunity

Writing is a core competency and all business writing must comply with Plain Language Legislation. Plain language is an opportunity for businesses to communicate.

Because Here We Are Now. Entertain Us.

Kurt Cobain understood this way back in the nineties when his brain, at least, was still intact. Well, as intact as the brain of a heroin junkie can be. Apologies to any junkie I might offend. We scoff and say it’s junk, ignoring the fact…
How To Structure A Sentence

How To Structure A Sentence

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we talk about the basics of sentence structure. The Content Each sentence should have one thought. When you finish this thought, finish your sentence. Put a new thought into a new sentence. An inexperienced writer…
How To Use Punctuation In Dialogue

How To Use Punctuation In Dialogue

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we write about how to use punctuation in dialogue. This is sometimes confusing for beginner writers. However, it is easy to use inverted commas/quotation marks correctly if you know the rules. It is a poor…