The 11 Top-Earning Authors Of 2017

Every year, Forbes announces the top-earning authors in the world.  Nearly half of the authors on 2017's list are women. Some of the perennial favourites have fallen off the list, including George R.R. Martin, John Green, and Veronica Roth. Hayley C. Cuccinello writes: 'For the first time…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From July 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in July 2017: 10 Reasons Why You’re NOT A Writer … Writing Advice From The World’s Most Famous Authors 7 Secrets To Writing Happy Characters Without Boring Your Audience 5 Things Beatrix Potter Can Teach…

Writing Prompts For August 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…
5 Things Beatrix Potter Can Teach You About Writing

5 Things Beatrix Potter Can Teach You About Writing

Beatrix Potter was a popular English author, illustrator, and natural scientist. She was famous for her children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Here are five things writers can learn about writing from the author's own words: 'There is…

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…