Sign Up On Our New 12 Short Stories Website

We are super excited to invite you to join our new platform for the 12 Short Stories Challenge. We are going to move everything that is on Facebook over to our new site. This is also your opportunity to catch up. You have one week…

33 Fabulous Resources To Use When You Name Characters

Naming your characters is as important as naming your children. Take care when you do it. In my post, 10 Things To Consider When Naming Characters, I discuss what you should think about when you're looking for names. Four important starting points are: Does the meaning…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From May 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in May 2017: 10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid 4 Super Easy Ways To Create Characters For Short Stories The Oxford Comma 3 Important Points To Remember When Creating Antagonists In Short Stories Which Country…

Writing Prompts For June 2017

Editor's Note: If you’re unsure of the benefits of writing every day, and if you would like to make the most of your writing prompts, please read Mia Botha’s post How To Use Writing Prompts Do you want a daily prompt? Remember that you can send…

30 Filler Words To Cut Out Of Your Writing (Infographic)

What is a padding or filler word? According to Collins Dictionary: 'Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Synonyms: waffle [informal , mainly British] , hot air [informal] , verbiage, wordiness' In Business Writing Weak…

Why Social Media & Blogging Matter To Your Business

Where do you think your business referrals originate? On our blogging and social media course we spend time detailing which platforms work best for different industries. Once we have established a blog, we need to choose which social media platforms work for our purposes. You…

Which Country Reads The Most?

A Guide to Global Reading Habits "People read books not only for knowledge, but also for entertainment and as therapy. Since the printing press was invented in the 15th century, books have intrigued populations worldwide. The best-selling book of all time is Cervantes' Don Quixote, originally published in…

The Pros (& Cons) Of Outlining

Storytelling is a craft. Much of the craft has to do with the structure of the story, the construction of its narrative. The process of planning how the story works is known as outlining. Outlining with index cards that stand for plot events is a…

June 2017 – Course Timetable

Course Description June July Writers Write How to write a book 1,8,15,22 Writers Write How to write a book 19-22 24-27 The Plain Language Programme How to write for business 13-14 Blogging and Social Media Course How to write for the web 10-11 18-19 Short…