Body Language – Eyes

Looking Sideways People who look to the sides a lot are nervous, lying, or distracted. However, if a person looks away from the speaker, it could display a level of comfort or indicate submissiveness. Looking askance generally means the person is distrustful or unconvinced. Looking…

The 6-Paragraph Synopsis Method

Most writers dread writing query letters and synopses. We hope this infographic makes it easier for you. The Six Paragraph Synopsis Method Source for Image Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for…
Words That Ruin Pacing

Words That Ruin Pacing

Words That Ruin Pacing If you want to keep a good pace in your writing, avoid using these words. They add nothing to the flow of the story and distract us from the action taking place. Avoid these words when you write: all at once…

Scene Checklist

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we share a scene checklist to help you write your stories. Beginner writers tend to write essays when they first start writing novels. Successful writers soon realise that a novel is not an essay. It…

Defence Mechanisms

Characters cannot be caricatures. We all behave differently when we’re placed in difficult situations. Have a look at the defense mechanisms human beings use in the graph below. Which one do you use? Which one would your character use? Source for Image