Brackets – Explained

There are two main types of brackets: 1. Round Brackets (also called parentheses)  a.) Round brackets are used to separate information that isn’t essential to the meaning of the rest of the sentence. If you removed the bracketed material the sentence would still make sense. Examples: Mount Everest…

The Top 10 Writer’s Block Quotes

1. Writer’s block? I’ve heard of this. This is when a writer cannot write, yes? Then that person isn’t a writer anymore. I’m sorry, but the job is getting up in the fucking morning and writing for a living. ~Warren Ellis 2. I learned to…

Laini Taylor: On Writing

“I want to talk about creating your life. There’s a quote I love, from the poet Mary Oliver, that goes: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? I so clearly remember what it was like, being…

100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English

A acceptable - Several words made the list because of the suffix pronounced -êbl but sometimes spelled -ible, sometimes -able. Just remember to accept any table offered to you and you will spell this word OK. accidentally - It is no accident that the test for adverbs…

The Writers Write Interview – John Connolly 2

We first interviewed John Connolly in October 2006 (Read the interview here) The Author? John Connolly His Birthday? 31 May 1968 The Venue? African Pride Hotel, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg The Date? 2 August 2012 The Book?The Wrath of Angels The Interviewer? Ulrike Hill Essentially If love were a colour, what colour…

John Irving: On Writing

John Irving I am compulsive about writing, I need to do it the way I need sleep and exercise and food and sex; I can go without it for a while, but then I need it. I resented having to teach and coach, not because…

The Writers Write Interview – John van de Ruit

John Van de Ruit's Top 10 Writing Tips Get rid of your romantic notions of what writing is. It’s like climbing a mountain; not sprinting. Open your creative space. Work on unlocking what it is you have inside yourself. Work out what sort of story…

The Writers Write Interview – Jeffery Deaver

The Author? Jeffery Deaver His Birthday? 6 May 1950 The Venue? The Marion on Nicol, Hurlingham, Johannesburg The Date? 5 August 2012 The Book? XO The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson Jeffery Deaver writes at least one book a year. He treats writing as a business. He speaks about the demographics…