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  

Types Of Conflict In Scenes

Novels are made up of scenes and sequels. These vary in length and number according to the type of novel you are writing.  We teach the structure of these story units on our course, Writers Write - How to write a novel. When we read this…

29 Ways To Stay Creative

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The 21 Key Traits Of Best-Selling Fiction

Utility (writing about things that people will use in their lives) Information (facts people must have to place your writing in context) Substance (the relative value or weight in any piece of writing) Focus (the power to bring an issue into clear view) Logic (a coherent system for making your…

How To Write Successful Scenes

Book are made up of scenes. Most beginner writers forget this. They tend to start writing an essay instead. On average, you will need 60 scenes in your novel.  An average scene is 1500 words. Do you have 60 separate, connected scenes that will show…
Liesel Schwarz

Writers Write graduate signs international book deal

Writers Write graduate, Liesel Schwarz was offered an international book deal for her steampunk trilogy The Chronicles of Light and Shadow. Opening with A Conspiracy of Alchemists, Random House/Del Rey have published the debut work in the UK, USA and Germany. The Chronicles of Light and Shadow is a series of…

200 Most Common Redundancies

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