The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2017

At the beginning of the year we have a tradition of posting our Top 42 Writing Posts from the previous year. (There was no special reason for the number 42 in 2013 when we started, but we've kept up the tradition since then.) These were the posts you…

22 Famous Writers Who Died In 2017

The world lost many literary greats, including a Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, last year. Writers Who Died in 2017: Brian Aldiss - English author, vice-president of the international H. G. Wells Society Buchi Emecheta - Nigerian novelist Colin Dexter - English author of the Inspector Morse series…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From December 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in December 2017: The Writers Write Book Reading Challenge 2018 Practical Hacks For Planning Your 2018 Blogging Calendar Henry Miller’s 11 Writing Commandments 7 Daily Habits That Help Writers Create 2 000+ Words A Day…

31 Writing Prompts For January 2018

Writing prompts are a perfect way to help you to establish a writing routine. Get started with our 31 writing prompts for January. Editor’s Note: If you’re unsure of the benefits of writing every day, and if you would like to make the most of…

The Writers Write Book Reading Challenge 2018

Are you looking for a fun way to set yourself a reading goal for 2018? I have compiled a list of 26 ways for you to choose books to read in 2018. This gives you a challenge of reading two books every month. The Writers…

Henry Miller’s 11 Writing Commandments

Henry Miller was an American writer and painter. He is best-know for writing Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, and Tropic of Capricorn. He also wrote travel memoirs and essays about literary criticism and analysis. Miller wanted 'to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilisation. His…

10 Ways To Kick-Start Your Writing At Christmas

It does not matter if you love or loathe the Christmas holidays. Either way, they present wonderful opportunities for writers. Think about it. There is so much to use as fodder for a book, including family angst, holiday traditions, and religious rituals. The heightened emotions…

7 Tips For Writing A Great Book Review

How do you write a good book review? In How To Write A Great Book Review, Amanda Patterson explains that 'Reviews fall into the categories of Comment, Opinion, and Columns. When writing a review you are expressing your opinion and you should assess the book…
52 Weeks To Finish A Book

Write Your Novel In A Year

In 2016, Anthony Ehlers created a series called Write Your Novel In A Year. Over 52 weeks, he shared his process and guided writers through the beginning, middle, and endings of their books. You can use this to plan and write your own novel in 2018.…

Cornelia Funke’s Top 10 Tips For Writing Ghost Stories

Cornelia Funke is an award-winning German writer and illustrator. She is best known as the author of the Inkheart trilogy. She has sold more than 20 million books and her titles are published all over the world and translated into more than 30 languages. She says,…