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…
15 Famous Authors On Why They Write

15 Famous Authors On Why They Write

15 Famous Authors On Why They Write Don DeLillo White Noise novelist Don DeLillo wrote a letter that appeared in the April 1996 issue of Harper’s, featured in Jonathan Franzen’s article, “Perchance to Dream.” The essay explored the roles of authors, readers, and written works…

20 Quotes To Read Before You Start A Business

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite quotes to read before you start a business. 20 Quotes To Read Before You Start A Business Stop trying to find the formula that will instantly make…
George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

The acclaimed English writer George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the allegorical novella Animal Farm. Together, these books have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing Six Questions "A…

10 Brilliant Quotes About Brands

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite quotes about brands. 10 Brilliant Quotes About Brands Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind. ~Walter Landor Customers must recognize that…

The Writers Write Interview – Elizabeth Noble

Essentially Elizabeth Noble The Author? Elizabeth Noble Her birthday? 22 December 1968 The Venue? Nonna Mia's, Birnam, Johannesburg The Date? 14 May 2012 The Book? Between a mother and her child The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Elizabeth Noble is charming, funny and intelligent. She describes her writing schedule as one…

Raymond Chandler’s Response To An Overzealous Editor

“…when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.” 6005 Camino de la Costa La, Jolla, California Jan. 18th, 1947 Dear Mr. Weeks: I’m afraid you’ve thrown me for a loss. I thought “Juju Worship in Hollywood” was…
P.D. James On Writing

P.D. James On Writing

PD James was best known for her Adam Dalgliesh mysteries, her dystopian novel, The Children of Men, and most recently her sequel to Pride & Prejudice, Death Comes to Pemberley. P.D. James On Writing Increase your word power. Words are the raw material of our…