The Top 10 Things Readers Want From An Author’s Website

If you're creating a website as a writer, here are ten things you should include in your planning: A Personalised Biography An Appearance Schedule Competitions / Giveaways Contact Information Great Photographs A List of The Author's Books Social Media Links Stories About The Author's Books…

Homophones, Homonyms, Homographs and More

Source for Image If you want to improve your business writing skills, join us for The Plain Language Programme. ~~~~~Writers Write offers the best writing courses in South Africa. Writers Write - Write to communicate

115 Ways To Say Walk

On our Writers Write course, we encourage writers to use strong, precise verbs. If you choose great verbs, you don't have to use too many adverbs and adjectives to qualify them. One of the first exercises we give is to ask our writers to come…

Writing A Press Release

How to write a press release in seven steps This is a shortened version of the excellent article by Kevin Walsh from Copy Unlimited (Follow this link for the full article.) 1. Hook your reader All great stories have a hook – and a press release is a story.…

10 Writers On The Inspiration Myth

'The curious truth … is that the writer who goes out with the bucket daily seems to provoke the rain.' ~Naomi Wolf, The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom From My Father on How to Live, Love, and See, 2005 'You can’t rely on inspiration. I don’t even believe in…

Writing Humour – Between you and me

Find out more about Between you and me A common mistake in English is to say ‘between you and I’. It is always correct to say ‘between you and me’. It is always incorrect to say ‘between you and I’.

Plot Embryo

Community creator Dan Harmon’s Plot Embryo character is in his/her comfort zone but wants something finds him/herself in an unfamiliar situation that forces him/her to adapt character gets what he/she wanted but pays a heavy price character returns to the familiar/the comfort zone having changed…
The Beginner's Guide To Creating Memorable Characters

The Beginner’s Guide To Creating Memorable Characters

We all want to create memorable characters when we write. We want the reader to think about them for years after they've finished reading our books. We do this by creating nuanced, three-dimensional people. These characters are essential, because without them, we would not have…

The Top 10 Mistakes Writers Make When Self-Publishing a Book

From Digital Book World by Guy Kawasaki In twenty-five years I’ve written twelve books. The first ten were traditionally published. However, when the publisher of my book, Enchantment, couldn’t fulfill an order for 500 ebook copies, I decided to self-publish my next book, What the Plus! This experience…

Split Infinitives

Split infinitives happen when you put an adverb between to and a verb, for example: She used to secretly admire him. You have to really watch him. ~Oxford University Press Source for Image If you enjoyed this, read these posts: Semicolons and Colons How To Write…