The Love Interest As A Literary Device

Welcome to the fourth instalment in my series on the four main characters and why they are literary devices. This week, I’m going to write about the love interest's role in our stories. "It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for…

The Top 10 Psychology Blogs

Writers love psychology. We want to know why we act the way we do. We are fascinated by obsessions and phobias and mental illness. At the very least, psychology gives us fodder for our characters' motivations and impulses. Feedspot has compiled a list of the…

40 Writing Competitions To Inspire You

Writing competitions are a great way to keep you on your writing toes. You may want to enter some of your stories from our Twelve Short Stories challenge. Remember to join the group on Facebook. Here is a list of competitions, anything from a 16-word memoir to…

The Confidant As A Literary Device

Welcome to the third instalment in my series on the four main characters and why they are literary devices. This week, I’m going to write about the confidant and his or her role in our stories. "He was my confidant, the person who was always on…

Is Your Antagonist A Match For Your Hero?

I have been writing about the four main characters and why they are literary devices. Last week I started with the protagonist. Today, I'm going to write about the antagonist and his or her role in our stories. "He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and…

British vs American English: 63 Differences

  This is a useful list for differences in spelling and word usage in British and American English. Source for Infographic: Grammar Check If you enjoyed this, read: 16 Rules Of Blog Writing And Layout. Which Ones Are You Breaking? The Writing Retreats Of 13…