One Of A Kind – Embracing Your Uniqueness As A Writer

I’m always surprised, and delighted, at the way delegates interpret writing exercises during class on Writers Write. No two are ever the same. Some are dramatic or clever, others quirky or funny. I love hearing them read aloud. I love seeing the reaction of the…

Mary Karr’s Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread

Mary Karr is an American poet, essayist and memoirist. She is well known for her best-selling books, Lit: A Memoir, Cherry, and The Liars' Club She published The Art of Memoir in 2015. In the book, she includes 'An Incomplete Checklist To Stave Off Dread'. She says: "Writers…

10 Reasons Why You’re NOT A Writer …

You’re not a writer because you put pretty words on a page. You’re a writer because you create stories people will never forget. You’re not a writer because you have superpowers. You’re a writer because you work super hard at the craft of storytelling. You’re…

Writing Advice From The World’s Most Famous Authors

Over the years, Writers Write has featured many posts about the advice famous writers give. I've put all of these pearls of wisdom together in one bumper post. Enjoy. 6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing How To Become A Writer – The…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From June 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in June 2017: 33 Fabulous Resources To Use When You Name Characters Sign Up On Our New 12 Short Stories Website Test Your Plot – Finding A Fresh Angle Is Easier Than You Think How…

Writing Prompts For July 2017

Editor’s Note: If you’re unsure of the benefits of writing every day, and if you would like to make the most of your writing prompts, please read Mia Botha’s post How To Use Writing Prompts Do you want a daily prompt? If you want to receive…

Doodle The Door Open: 3 Tips To Stay Creative

We all have a hive of unleashed creative energy locked in our skulls. It’s mostly intangible, hidden away behind an impenetrable, concrete block of a door. This door is connected to the mother of all hydraulic, digit-decapitating door hinges. It’s programmed to be closed and…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From May 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in May 2017: 10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid 4 Super Easy Ways To Create Characters For Short Stories The Oxford Comma 3 Important Points To Remember When Creating Antagonists In Short Stories Which Country…

Writing Prompts For June 2017

Editor's Note: If you’re unsure of the benefits of writing every day, and if you would like to make the most of your writing prompts, please read Mia Botha’s post How To Use Writing Prompts Do you want a daily prompt? If you want to receive…