Cheryl Strayed's Advice For Beginner Writers

Cheryl Strayed’s Advice For Beginner Writers

Cheryl Strayed is an American memoirist, novelist, podcast host, and essayist. She is the author of the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which was turned into a film starring Reese Witherspoon. Her new book is Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of the…

A Magic Trick For Writing

Guest Post The concept of point of view (POV) is a central magic of fiction writing. An editing client has just let me know he has problems with it, so I suggested he use guided imagery to help. Guided imagery is a little story you…

The AVBOB Poetry Project Year 2

Promoted Post Press release:  When the AVBOB Poetry Project was first announced on Mandela Day 2017, the hope – though modest and tentative – was that the online poetry competition that was launched two weeks later would provide a significant social resource for all South…

The Ultimate List Of Useful Online Tools

If you’re like most internet users, you’ve probably bookmarked a variety of helpful tools for personal and professional use. The thing is, improved options appear all the time. Your old favorites may not offer everything you want or need. Even if they do, you might…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From August 2018

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in August 2018: Why You Need To Read More Books The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginner Writers Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book…
7 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Writers

7 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Writers

Introverts are often teased for being quiet and wanting to be alone. They are seen as being reserved, but the truth is that they prefer to conserve their energy for meaningful interactions with people who matter to them. According to Allison Abrams, introverts  'are not…
National Book Week 2018: Our Stories

National Book Week 2018: Our Stories

What is National Book Week? South Africa celebrates National Book Week, which begins in the first week of September every year. In 2018, we celebrate the week from 03-09 September. National Book Week (NBW) is South Africa’s largest and most recognised reading promotion campaign. Reading and literacy…
Writing Prompts September 2018

30 Writing Prompts For September 2018

Use our writing prompts to help you establish a writing routine. If you want to know how to use your prompts, read: All About Writing Prompts & Writing Practice Prompts give you a starting point to get you writing. A prompt can be anything: a word, a line from…
Jeanette Winterson’s 10 Rules for Writing

Jeanette Winterson’s 10 Rules For Writing

Jeanette Winterson is a British writer who was awarded an OBE for services to literature. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit won the 1985 Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, and it was adapted for television by Winterson in 1990. As one of the most original…

The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats

Writers and cats have always shared a special bond. Alison Nastasi has written a book about the behind-the-scenes stories of Writers and Their Cats, which reminded me of my thoughts on the subject. There is a long recorded history of the love writers have for their cats. In…