Anthony Ehlers

Why Writing A Novel Isn’t Like Writing Poetry

Substance Before Style One of my most indulgent ways to spend a Sunday afternoon is reading poetry. Poetry is beautiful. But, a novel isn’t just about pretty words. Or, rather it isn’t only about pretty words. I’ll be the first to admit that I love…

6 Big Changes Digital Brings To Publishing

The Market Did What? As fiction becomes more and more digital, writers have a wider scope for new platforms on which to publish – from Amazon imprints to Smashwords and everything in between. The World Wide Web has, in fact, become our deliciously smoked digital…

Online or In-Class? Which Writing Course Is Best?

Should You Do A Writing Course Online Or In-Class? Sometimes, people ask us at Writers Write if it is better to do a course in-class or online. Obviously, if you live far away from where classes are held, an online course is better for you.…

Is The Age Of The Antihero In Fiction Finally Here?

Don’t you find it hard to name your real-life heroes? In a world of shifting morality, changing ethics and inverted values, the good guys and the bad guys are no longer as clear-cut as they were before. In fact, one person’s demon dictator is another’s…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Dialogue

Dialogue, as we all know, is a great way to show your characters interacting on the page in a way that feels realistic. It’s also a great way to bring in conflict, show character and evoke emotion. My best dialogue – well, monologue – is…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Plot

For many writers, plot is often the most challenging element of writing. I know it is for me. And it doesn’t get easier. When I facilitate Writers Write, I always tell new writers that books are your best teachers – read and dissect the way…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Viewpoint

A few years ago, I created a miniseries that attempts to simplify viewpoint. It’s the one thing most writers struggle with – but it really doesn’t have to be difficult. Viewpoint, quite simply, is about time and distance. How long ago did the events in…

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Character

We can sometimes overcomplicate or even over populate the cast of characters in our story. Which is why I’ve always tried to give other writers some tricks and techniques to help create characters that live and breathe on the page. 1.  Create Dynamics: Who Are The…
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