7 Tips For Writing A Great Book Review

How do you write a good book review? In How To Write A Great Book Review, Amanda Patterson explains that 'Reviews fall into the categories of Comment, Opinion, and Columns. When writing a review you are expressing your opinion and you should assess the book…
52 Weeks To Finish A Book

Write Your Novel In A Year

In 2016, Anthony Ehlers created a series called Write Your Novel In A Year. Over 52 weeks, he shared his process and guided writers through the beginning, middle, and endings of their books. You can use this to plan and write your own novel in 2018.…
4 Types Of Viewpoint To Consider In Short Stories

4 Types Of Viewpoint To Consider In Short Stories

In today’s post, I want to discuss four types of viewpoint you could experiment with in your short stories. For our previous prompt, a few writers added ‘second person’ as an extra challenge. It was amazing to see how much my choice of viewpoint had…

18 Verbs Even Native Speakers Confuse

English is a tricky language, and sometimes similar words can trip you up. Let’s take a look at 18 of the most confusing verbs, in the following infographic from Grammar Check. Source: GrammarCheck If you are looking for more helpful infographics, you might like these:…

More Than 100 Blog Headlines That Will Boost Shareability

We all struggle to come up with catchy headlines for our posts, press releases, and articles. We don't have to though. We can use online tools like: Impact Portent SEOPressor to generate headlines. After we've done this, we can analyse their effectiveness on CoSchedule's Headline…

Cornelia Funke’s Top 10 Tips For Writing Ghost Stories

Cornelia Funke is an award-winning German writer and illustrator. She is best known as the author of the Inkheart trilogy. She has sold more than 20 million books and her titles are published all over the world and translated into more than 30 languages. She says,…

The 6 Best Scenarios For Your Holiday Story

Ready For A Vacay? Why do we love stories, novels and movies with a holiday theme? One reason is because we all relate to the idea of a vacation. Another reason is that these stories bring together characters and, as writers, offer us great opportunity to…
Final Short Story Competition Deadline Today

Final Short Story Competition Deadline Today

Today is the final deadline for the 12 Short Stories Competition.  Submission process:  I will accept and approve posts for Time (Word count: 1200 words) from 6 December 2017, 8:00 (Johannesburg time), until 7 December 2017, 8:00 (Johannesburg time) on 12 Short Stories Competition . Please ask Google…

10 Basic Dos And Dont’s For Plotting

At its most basic, a plot is about at least two characters who have opposing goals. The conflict that results turns an idea into a story that can be plotted to the end. In 2013, we wrote a post about problems with plotting called Plotting –…