Doodle The Door Open: 3 Tips To Stay Creative

We all have a hive of unleashed creative energy locked in our skulls. It’s mostly intangible, hidden away behind an impenetrable, concrete block of a door. This door is connected to the mother of all hydraulic, digit-decapitating door hinges. It’s programmed to be closed and…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From May 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in May 2017: 10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid 4 Super Easy Ways To Create Characters For Short Stories The Oxford Comma 3 Important Points To Remember When Creating Antagonists In Short Stories Which Country…

Writing Prompts For June 2017

Editor's Note: If you’re unsure of the benefits of writing every day, and if you would like to make the most of your writing prompts, please read Mia Botha’s post How To Use Writing Prompts Do you want a daily prompt? Remember that you can send…

Which Country Reads The Most?

A Guide to Global Reading Habits "People read books not only for knowledge, but also for entertainment and as therapy. Since the printing press was invented in the 15th century, books have intrigued populations worldwide. The best-selling book of all time is Cervantes' Don Quixote, originally published in…

The Pros (& Cons) Of Outlining

Storytelling is a craft. Much of the craft has to do with the structure of the story, the construction of its narrative. The process of planning how the story works is known as outlining. Outlining with index cards that stand for plot events is a…

The Writers Write Interview – Lesley Pearse 2017

Author: Lesley Pearse Date of Birth: 24 February 1945 Date of Interview: 10 May 2017 Book on Promotion: Dead To Me Place of Interview: Winehouse, Ten Bompas Hotel Interviewer: Mia Botha We were fortunate to host Lesley Pearse for a second time. (Click here for our…

An Illustrated Look At Creating Dynamic Characters

"There's something wrong with your main characters, and you can't quite put your finger on it. When we struggle with creating a compelling, believable story for our protagonists, it most often boils down to one thing: we haven't fully grasped who they are, and what…

5 Visualisation Techniques To Help You Draft A Book

American writer, Mark Jenkins (The Hard Way: Stories of Danger, Survival and the Soul of Adventure) says: “Maps are essential. Planning a journey without a map is like building a house without drawings.” Writing is like a journey. Whether it’s for academic purposes, business reasons or…