Mastermind Short Story

Mastermind – Submit Your Eighth Short Story Today

I can’t believe that we have already written eight short stories. Congratulations to everyone who made it. Submission process:  I will accept and approve posts for Mastermind (Word count: 1000 words) from 6 September 2017, 8:00 (Johannesburg time), until 7 September 2017, 8:00 (Johannesburg time)…

Grammar For Beginners: All About Verbs

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I am starting with parts of speech. What are parts of speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech.…

Create The Correct Headline For Your Blog Post

What are you trying to achieve with your headline? Who is your audience? How do you want them to feel? You can use the Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyser to find out if your headline resonates on an intellectual, empathetic or spiritual level. This is a free…

The Top 10 Writing Posts From August 2017

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in August 2017: 7 Exercises To Complete Before You Write About Yourself William Goldman’s 10 Commandments On Writing 7 Ways To Outline A Plot: The Ultimate Infographic How The Top 10 Themes In Film Can…

Trevor Noah Wins The Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award

Trevor Noah won The Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award last week for his memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The prize is awarded to the favourite book as chosen by South African booksellers. Trevor took time to thank his readers, South African booksellers, and…

Writing Prompts For September 2017

"A writing prompt forces me to write. It also allows me to experiment. It allows me to fill the page. It may start out forced, but it helps me to find my rhythm. It allows me to write ‘badly’. And remember what Picasso said: ‘Inspiration…
Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

Tension: The Great Opposite Effect  A good plot is sustained by a single thread: tension. You can have conflicts and resolutions across the span of the story, but tension is the rope that joins it from beginning to end. One way to create tension in…

Grammar For Beginners: All About Adjectives

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I am starting with parts of speech. What Are Parts Of Speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech.…

Easy Ways To Write Call To Action Phrases That Convert

What Is A Call To Action? A call to action (CTA) is a marketing term, which includes words or phrases that are used in sales scripts, advertising messages, or web pages. We use CTAs to try to elicit an immediate response or encourage an immediate…

September 2017 – Course Timetable

We have five wonderful courses for you in September 2017. Join us in Johannesburg if you can. Course Description September October Writers Write How to write a book  2,9,16,23 7,14,21,28 Writers Write How to write a book 18-21 23-26 The Plain Language Programme How to…