Winning Words – Romance Writing Short Story Winners

More good news for Writers Write! Another Writers Write graduate has won the The Essentials romance writing competition. Suzanne Jefferies, who completed Writers Write, and Writers Write 2,  was the winner for her entry ‘The Hunt’. Graduates, Shelagh Foster and Mia Botha, were previous winners of the competition.…

The Writers Write Interview: Justin Bonello

The Author? Justin Bonello Birthday? 21 June The Venue? Little Tuscany, Bryanston, Johannesburg The Book? Justin Bonello Cooks...for Friends The Interviewer? Ulrike Hill Essentially If love were a colour, what colour would it be?  Yellow What is the colour of anger?  Red What is the colour of money? …

The 20 Best Bookish Gifts 2011

Are you looking for fabulous present for the beloved writer or reader in your life? Enjoy this selection of intriguing gifts, with some interesting price tags attached. 1.    Exclusive Literary Clutch Bags from €950 2.    Library Books Mug 3.    Leather book covers for Mac 4.   …
Beat Writer's Block With Help From The 4 Elements

Beat Writer’s Block With Help From The 4 Elements

Beating The Imaginary Block Writers are doing themselves a disservice when they perpetuate the myth of writer’s block. If writers want to be taken seriously, and, if writers want to be properly paid, they need to behave professionally. There are four elements that help you…

The Writers Write Interview – James Hendry

Essentially: James Hendry Birthday? 23 October 1976 The Book?A Year in the Wild (Macmillan) The Venues? Leighwood Lodge, Parktown, Johannesburg and Thrupps Centre, Illovo The Date? 7 October 2011 and 20 June 2012 The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Questions and answers If love were a colour, what colour would it…

The Writers Write Interview – Siphiwo Mahala

The Author? Siphiwo Mahala Meaning of name? Gift and Free Birthday? 26 October The Venue? 10 Bompas Road, Dunkeld, Johannesburg The Date? 08 October 2011 The Book? African Delights Q & A If love were a colour, what colour would it be? Yellow What is…

The Writers Write Interview – Tuelo Gabonewe

The Author? Tuelo Gabonewe Birthday? 2 January 1985 The Book? Planet Savage (Jacana) The Venue? Ten Bompas Hotel Gardens, Dunkeld North, Johannesburg The Date? 8 October 2011 The Interviewer? Vicki Cicoria Tuelo Gabonewe is a South African writer of English fiction. He has a hectic day job because he’s got bills…
What Is Your Writing Element? Air, Earth, Water Or Fire?

What Is Your Writing Element? Air, Earth, Water Or Fire?

Which element dominates the stories you write and read? The Four Elements Air (Mystery) Earth (Setting) Water (Character) Fire (Happenings) Your choice reflects your passion. Whichever element is strongest in your story is the one you should concentrate on writing. This does not mean you…

The Writers Write Interview – Michael Robotham

Birthday? 9 November 1960 The Event? Dialogue for Dinner The Book? The Wreckage The Venue? Gingko, Parkview The Date? 28 July 2011 The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Michael Robotham began his writing life as a journalist. He became a ghost writer, writing 12 bestsellers for famous people who would rather not…

Because Here We Are Now. Entertain Us.

Kurt Cobain understood this way back in the nineties when his brain, at least, was still intact. Well, as intact as the brain of a heroin junkie can be. Apologies to any junkie I might offend. We scoff and say it’s junk, ignoring the fact…