The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2017

At the beginning of the year we have a tradition of posting our Top 42 Writing Posts from the previous year. (There was no special reason for the number 42 in 2013 when we started, but we've kept up the tradition since then.) These were the posts you…

9 Ways To Set Up Believable Fictional Breakups

Have you ever watched a film or read a book where the storyteller fails to break up a relationship convincingly? I think it happens all the time. It’s as if the author or screenwriter knows they need conflict, or something to happen, and they choose…
Back To Basics 3 Steps To Plot

Back To Basics: 3 Steps To Plot

For the New Year, I thought it would be a good idea to get back to the core basics of fiction writing – plot, character, and setting. And for this week, let’s look at easy ways to plot. The Best Plots The best plots are…

And The Winner Of The 12 Short Stories Competition Is…

Writers Write and 12 Short Stories are thrilled to announce that the winner of our short story competition for 2017 is: Beth Stillman Blaha We loved her tale about family, death and the challenge of forgiveness. She had us craving Peppermint Mocha coffees and giving…

50 Fabulous Resources For Crime Writers

Crime fiction will always be one of the most popular genres for readers and writers. If you're thinking of writing a thriller, a mystery, or a police procedural, you will appreciate some of our previous posts on the subject. I've put together a list of all…

Welcome To The 12 Short Stories Writing Challenge For 2018

The 2017 challenge ended with 30 writers who got #12/12 and earned their #braggingrights. Congratulations to: Short Story Challenge 2018 Today marks the beginning of our 2018 short story challenge. The goal is to write 12 short stories in 12 months. I post a prompt…

31 Writing Prompts For January 2018

Writing prompts are a perfect way to help you to establish a writing routine. Get started with our 31 writing prompts for January. Editor’s Note: If you’re unsure of the benefits of writing every day, and if you would like to make the most of…

The Writers Write Book Reading Challenge 2018

Are you looking for a fun way to set yourself a reading goal for 2018? I have compiled a list of 26 ways for you to choose books to read in 2018. This gives you a challenge of reading two books every month. The Writers…

Joy – Submit Your Twelfth Short Story Today

It is done! Congratulations to all the writers who have made it. #12/12! Keep an eye on your inbox; high-fives are coming your way. I am very proud of every writer who participated, even if you didn’t meet every deadline, you have written more than…

10 Ways To Kick-Start Your Writing At Christmas

It does not matter if you love or loathe the Christmas holidays. Either way, they present wonderful opportunities for writers. Think about it. There is so much to use as fodder for a book, including family angst, holiday traditions, and religious rituals. The heightened emotions…