Cut The Strings – Submit Your Ninth Short Story Today

Nine down and three to go in our short story challenge! Well done to everyone who made it. Submission process:  I will accept and approve posts for Cut The Strings (Word count: 1000 words) from 4 October 2017, 8:00 (Johannesburg time), until 5 October 2017,…
Grammar For Beginners: All About Articles

Grammar For Beginners: All About Articles

Welcome to our Grammar For Beginners series. I have been writing about parts of speech, and I will be writing about articles today. What are parts of speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From September 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in September 2017: How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories Daily Writing Prompt - The year is 2020 Banned Books Week – The 10 Most Challenged Titles Of 2016 10 Commonly Misused Words…

Writing Prompts For October 2017

"Writing prompts have saved me on more than one occasion. Some days I come to the page with enthusiasm, words brimming, stories bubbling. Other days, not so much. I struggle, I fight, and I make coffee. A writing prompt forces me to write." ~Mia Botha Editor’s…
Has technology changed the way we write fiction?

Has Technology Changed The Way We Write Modern Fiction?

Has technology changed the way we write fiction? Just this weekend, I was reading a novel set in the 80s. The character was making a call on the courtesy phone aboard the Concorde before it took off. ‘Hang on a minute,’ I thought. ‘Sadly, we…
October 2017 - Writing Courses - Timetable

October 2017 – Writing Courses – Timetable

If you want to learn how to write a book, blog, or write for business, choose one of our wonderful writing courses to help you achieve your goals. Course Description October Writers Write How to write a book 7,14,21,28 The Plain Language Programme How to…
All About Prepositions

Grammar For Beginners: All About Prepositions

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I started with parts of speech, and I will be writing about prepositions today. What are parts of speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words…

10 Platforms Where You Can Host Online Courses

Have you thought about creating an online course for your blog? Blogging is big business. Companies with successful blogs generate 67% more leads than those that do not have one. With 3.42 billion internet users across the globe, you have to take it seriously. In my post, 7…

Colour Your Writing With Synaesthesia

A rare medical condition, synaesthesia is what happens when someone experiences two or more of the senses when, in fact, only one sense or sensation is being experienced. People with this condition ‘taste’ words, ‘see’ sounds or scents, and even ‘hear’ colours. For these people,…