10 Captivating Carlos Ruiz Zafón Quotes About Books

10 Captivating Carlos Ruiz Zafón Quotes About Books

Some writers write beautifully about books. One of the authors who does it best is Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Born 25 September 1964, the Spanish writer is well-known for the internationally best-selling, The Shadow of the Wind. His love of books is obvious, and he says, 'I am…

Your Characters And Their Non-Verbal Communication

Though most people appreciate that information is communicated through body language and vocal tone, they don’t usually realize just how much. In fact, words are only part of the message in face-to-face communication; vocal tone accounts for another chunk of the message, and nonverbals for…

The Writers Write Interview – Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst was a charming guest. We learnt that he chooses his titles as he writes. The titles of his novels are varied, and suggestive of secrets held in the book. He started writing ‘rather pretentious poetry’ as a child and hasn’t written poetry since…

6 Foreign Expressions You Should Know

From Daily Writing Tips 1. De Facto De facto is a Latin expression that means “actual” (if used as an adjective) or “in practice” (if used as an adverb). In legal terms, de facto is commonly used in contrast to de jure, which means “by law.” Something,…
Interviews With Famous Authors - 17 Questions Answered

Interviews With Famous Authors – 17 Questions Answered

We have interviewed many famous authors over the years. Amanda Patterson, the founder of Writers Write, began a series called 17 Questions for guest speakers in 2004. These are the questions authors answered: Who is your favourite hero of fiction? What is your most treasured possession?…
On Writing: David Ogilvy

On Writing: David Ogilvy

On September 7th, 1982, David Ogilvy sent the following internal memo to all agency employees, titled “How to Write”. On Writing: David Ogilvy "The better you write, the higher you go in Ogilvy & Mather. People who think well, write well. Woolly minded people write…

Dorothy Parker: On Writing

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist. Taken from The Paris Review interview by Marion Capron How do you actually write out a story? It takes me six months to do a story. I think it out and then write it sentence…
The Top 10 Writer’s Block Quotes

The Top 10 Writer’s Block Quotes

In this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, we share a selection of our favourite writer's block quotes. The Top 10 Writer’s Block Quotes 1. Writer’s block? I’ve heard of this. This is when a writer cannot write, yes? Then that person isn’t…

Laini Taylor: On Writing

“I want to talk about creating your life. There’s a quote I love, from the poet Mary Oliver, that goes: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? I so clearly remember what it was like, being…