On Writing – Our Top 25 Posts Of All Time


Our top post has almost 2 million views, and we’ve seen it used in varying formats across the internet. The second and third posts have more than 1 million views combined. (The number of views indicated here are from 31 December 2016.)

The posts vary. They include reference sheets for writers, longer posts on grammar and creative writing, a selection of excerpts from poetry, business writing tips, writing prompts, and quotations. We hope you enjoy them.

Tell us which one you liked most in the comments section.

Our Top 25 Writing Posts Of All Time

Blog Post Title Views
 1.   45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ 1,998,826
2.    Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language 601,532
3.    155 Words To Describe An Author’s Tone 520,280
4.    Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words 473,713
5.    123 Ideas For Character Flaws 188,175
6.    Persuasive Writing – Emotional vs Intellectual Words 176,497
7.    The Daily Word Counts of 39 Famous Authors 151,709
8.    17 Of The Most Powerful Excerpts From Poetry 112,621
9.   15 Questions Authors Should Ask Characters 88,593
10.  The 12 Common Character Archetypes 75,819
11.  350 Character Traits – A Fabulous Resource for Writers 72,995
12.  209 Words To Describe Touch 70,152
13.  Body Language Reference Sheet 68,656
14.  20 Myths To Use As Writing Prompts 66,678
15.  Eight Commonly Misused Words 63,997
16.  37 Ways To Write About Anger 56,628
17.  30 Examples To Help You Master Concord 55,983
18.  Psychopath Or Sociopath – What’s The Difference? 49,275
19.  The 5 Elements Of A Story 49,010
20.  16 Types of Government – A Writer’s Resource 43,471
21.  5 Incredibly Simple Ways To Help Writers Show And Not Tell 41,911
22.  6 Sub-Plots That Add Style To Your Story 35,265
23.  Write Your Novel In A Year – 3 Scenes That Reveal Character 34,873
24.  The Top 12 Literary Love Quotes 34,511
25.  Show! Don’t tell. – 10 Verbs That Make You Tell 33,891

If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.

The posts were mostly written by Amanda PattersonMia BothaAnthony Ehlers, and Donna Radley.

Thank you for your brilliant contributions.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Shelley

    I recently discovered your site and this post is a real treasure trove pointing me to all the incredible articles that I have missed, but have now found!

  2. Writers Write

    Thank you, Shelley! We appreciate your feedback. Enjoy the posts.

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