10 Reasons Why You’re NOT A Writer …

You’re not a writer because you put pretty words on a page. You’re a writer because you create stories people will never forget. You’re not a writer because you have superpowers. You’re a writer because you work super hard at the craft of storytelling. You’re…

12 Secrets To Help You Shorten Your Short Story

We are just over the halfway mark with our 12 Short Stories Challenge and the submissions have been amazing. The word count is specific for each prompt and I have been challenging you with a different word count for each month. We have written 500-word…

Coming Undone – Submit Your Sixth Short Story Today

We’re halfway! Six stories down, and six stories to go. Congratulations to everyone who made it. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on the new site. It looks awesome and is working well. You guys are genius. Please remember that I will not…

How To Use A SWOT Analysis In Your Business Writing

SWOT analysis is a business writing tool for auditing our organisation and its environment. It helps us to focus on internal and external factors that affect our businesses. Before we think of proposing a project or reporting on results, we should have the answers to the…

Perfect Scene Templates To Help You Plot Your Book

Over the past four weeks, I have written about mastering scenes and sequels. I have covered the basics of scenes and sequels, the anatomy of a scene, and the anatomy of a sequel. In today's post, I have included two templates to help you plot these…

Writing Advice From The World’s Most Famous Authors

Over the years, Writers Write has featured many posts about the advice famous writers give. I've put all of these pearls of wisdom together in one bumper post. Enjoy. 6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing How To Become A Writer – The…

The 13 Secrets To Great Characters

In a recent article, psychologists claim that the average person has 13 secrets at any given time – five of which they’ve never shared with anyone. It’s an intriguing premise – and it got me thinking. What are the secrets I’ve never shared? Well, I don’t…

6 Top Tips To Write A Kick-Ass Short Story

In a previous post, we discussed the scope of your short story. You can make it big or small, but this week I want to talk about ‘small stories’. Sometimes we read what seems to be a simple short story, and then it swallows us…