Beginnings

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because teaching taught me how to become a critical reader. I learnt to observe, to critique, and to improve my…

13 Ways To Start A Story

Make me care!  If you want an audience's attention, you have to get them interested. You have to get them to care about what has happened to somebody and wonder what will happen next. If you don't, they will move on. The beginning of your…

5 Times When We Are Pro The Prologue

I’ll advise you not to use a prologue 99% of the time. That said, I know there are authors who have used it and used it well, and we are pro the prologue - sometimes. When can you use a prologue?  At Writers Write we teach…

The Two Types Of Inciting Moments

Winter Is Here Every problem has a moment – a beginning point – where everything changes. Your world is off balance. You are acutely aware that something is different. You can feel it, taste it, see it, smell it. You can no longer ignore it,…
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