What Is A Denouement?

What Is A Denouement?

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we discuss denouements. A denouement is a word from French and it means ‘untying’. It is the final part of a work of fiction where strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are…

Definition Of An Inciting Moment By John le Carre

To find out more about inciting moments, look at these posts: Why Is This Day Different? Knowing When To Start Your Story The Importance of Inciting Moments and The Two Types Of Inciting Moments Start Here: Three things you need to do at the beginning of your novel…

10 Ways To Get Out Of Writer’s Rut

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we discuss why you probably stop writing, and we list 10 ways to get yourself out of writer's rut. I don't believe in Writer's Block. I think writers simply get stuck. There are many reasons…
3 Simple Ways To Show And Not Tell

3 Simple Ways To Show And Not Tell

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. We have put together this list of three simple ways to help you show and not tell. Telling is sometimes called using a summary mode. It should be used sparingly because it distances the reader from the viewpoint…

Underlying Emotions

Feelings extrapolated - The roots of your characters’ emotions. Use this chart to help you understand what lies beneath your characters' feelings. If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.
The 5 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes

The 5 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes

Writers Write is a writing resource and this post is about the five most common fiction writing mistakes. The 5 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes I have run my course, Writers Write, for 10 years. I have learned so much from teaching novelists to dream…

5 Ways To Outline Your Book

Outlining a novel Excel: “The reason I use Excel is based on a writing principle I discovered years ago.  I call it getting a God’s-Eye View of the story.  I realized that by typing out my outline beats in a normal word processing program it took screen after screen…

30 Inspiring Tips For National Novel Writing Month

Writing 1667 words a day for 30 days during the month of November – also known as NaNoWriMo – is a good way to add discipline to your writing schedule.  Here are 30 tips to inspire you if you get stuck. 1. 30 Tips from Last…