10 Captivating Carlos Ruiz Zafón Quotes About Books

Some writers write beautifully about books. One of the authors who does it best is Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Born 25 September 1964, the Spanish writer is well-known for the internationally best-selling,The Shadow of the Wind. His love of books is obvious, and he says, 'I am…

Your Characters And Their Non-Verbal Communication

Though most people appreciate that information is communicated through body language and vocal tone, they don’t usually realize just how much. In fact, words are only part of the message in face-to-face communication; vocal tone accounts for another chunk of the message, and nonverbals for…

40 Literary Terms Book Lovers Should Know

Literary terms are words we use when we discuss, classify, criticise and analyse poetry and books. Here are 40 that will improve your bookish vocabulary. Aphorism: Short, sweet little sayings expressing an idea or opinion familiar to everyone. Dorothy Parker was a particularly adroit user…

Chekhov’s Razor

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Oxymorons

Definition: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Examples: deafening silence, living death, conspicuous absence. If you enjoyed this, read these posts: Semicolons and Colons Between you and me Hyphens & Dashes About The Details

The Writers Write Interview – Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst was a charming guest. We learnt that he chooses his titles as he writes. The titles of his novels are varied, and suggestive of secrets held in the book. He started writing ‘rather pretentious poetry’ as a child and hasn’t written poetry since…

The Agony Chef – Dinner

Exclusive Writing Dinner with Amanda Patterson and Kate Sidley When? 26 September 2012Where? TBC, JohannesburgHow much? R280, 00 (Includes three course meal and writing exercises)Time? 18:30 – 21:30 Author of The Agony Chef, Kate Sidley is our guest. Our theme for the evening:Lonely Hearts - write like an agony aunt.  To book email news@writerswrite.co.za Join…

Six Foreign Expressions You Should Know

1. De Facto De facto is a Latin expression that means “actual” (if used as an adjective) or “in practice” (if used as an adverb). In legal terms, de facto is commonly used in contrast to de jure, which means “by law.” Something, therefore, can emerge…

Interviews With Famous Authors – 17 Questions Answered

Amanda Patterson, the founder of Writers Write, began a series called 17 Questions for guest speakers in 2004. These are the questions authors answered: Who is your favourite hero of fiction? What is your most treasured possession? Which living person do you most dislike? What…

Be Concise

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