The Top 10 Writing Posts From August 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in August 2017: 7 Exercises To Complete Before You Write About Yourself William Goldman’s 10 Commandments On Writing 7 Ways To Outline A Plot: The Ultimate Infographic How The Top 10 Themes In Film Can…

Trevor Noah Wins The Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

Trevor Noah won The Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award last week for his memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The prize is awarded to the favourite book as chosen by South African booksellers. Trevor took time to thank his readers, South African booksellers, and…

Writing Prompts For September 2017

"A writing prompt forces me to write. It also allows me to experiment. It allows me to fill the page. It may start out forced, but it helps me to find my rhythm. It allows me to write ‘badly’. And remember what Picasso said: ‘Inspiration…
Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

Tension: The Great Opposite Effect  A good plot is sustained by a single thread: tension. You can have conflicts and resolutions across the span of the story, but tension is the rope that joins it from beginning to end. One way to create tension in…
10 Writing Tips From Paulo Coelho

10 Writing Tips From Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel, The Alchemist. Here are 10 writing tips from Paulo Coelho that will help you become a better writer: On Confidence: You cannot sell your next book by underrating your book that was just published. Be proud…
Memories To Trigger Your Descriptions

Memories To Trigger Your Descriptions

Have you thought of using memories to enhance your descriptions? The sense of smell is one of the best ways to do this. The Scent Of Remembrance On Sunday afternoons, when things slow down and you can catch your breath with a cup of coffee…

The Big 5 Personality Traits

Building The Psychology Of Your Characters Is your character over confident or narcissistic?  Are they stubborn or neurotic? Are they open to adventure or closed off to new experiences? Who are they at the core? If you’re not sure, you could use the Big Five…

William Goldman – 10 Commandments On Writing

Novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter, William Goldman has become a writing legend over a career spanning fifty years. His novels include Marathon Man, and The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film. He won two Academy Awards for the screenplays, Butch Cassidy and the…