The Writers Write Interview – John Connolly 2

John Connolly is an Irish writer who has published 17 novels. He is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker. We first interviewed John Connolly in October 2006 (Read the interview here) The Author? John Connolly His Birthday? 31 May 1968 The Venue? African Pride Hotel, Melrose…
John Irving: On Writing

John Irving: On Writing

John Irving is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. He was born born 2 March 1942. His novels include The World According To Garp, A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules, and A Prayer for Owen Meany. Many of his novels have been adapted for film. He…

The Writers Write Interview – John van de Ruit

John Van de Ruit's Top 10 Writing Tips Get rid of your romantic notions of what writing is. It’s like climbing a mountain; not sprinting. Open your creative space. Work on unlocking what it is you have inside yourself. Work out what sort of story…

The Writers Write Interview – Jeffery Deaver

The Author? Jeffery Deaver His Birthday? 6 May 1950 The Venue? The Marion on Nicol, Hurlingham, Johannesburg The Date? 5 August 2012 The Book? XO The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Jeffery Deaver writes at least one book a year. He treats writing as a business. He speaks about the demographics…

Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules

 Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different. Trying for theme is important,…

Top 10 Best-Selling Fiction Authors of All Time

This list was taken from The Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. 10. J.K Rowling - 400 million copies 9. Leo Tolstoy - 413 Million copies 8. Gilbert Pattern (William George Gilbert Pattern) - 500 Million copies 7. Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel) -…
10 Principles Of Effective Writing

10 Principles Of Effective Writing

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. This list includes 10 principles of effective writing. 10 Principles Of Effective Writing In his book, Style: The art of writing well (Cassell), F.L. Lucas offered the following basic principles to “shorten that painful process” of learning how…

Alexander McCall Smith: Block That Adjective!

by Alexander McCall Smith My bête noire—and there is nothing wrong with using the occasional French expression, although one does not want to sound too much like a menu—is overwriting. Something is overwritten when there is just too much of it. This may be because…
13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk

13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist. He is best known as the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into a feature film. His other novels include Diary, Lullaby, and Invisible Monsters. 13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk Number One: Two years ago, when I wrote the first…

Martin Amis: On Writing

Write in long-hand: when you scratch out a word, it still exists there on the page. On the computer, when you delete a word it disappears forever. This is important because usually your first instinct is the right one. Minimum number of words to write…