Beginnings

Where Should You Begin Your Memoir?

Where Should You Begin Your Memoir?

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we write about choosing the best place to begin your memoir. "Every thing must have a beginning … and that beginning must be linked to something that went before." ~Mary Shelley Unless you're famous and…
5 Ways To Tell If Your Backstory Is Getting In The Way Of Your Book

Is Your Backstory A Threat To Your Book?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how backstory should be seen as the scar tissue of your book. It is necessary. It will always be there, but we don't need to explain it until the reader wants to know about it, or needs to…
Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Backstory is necessary. We all come from somewhere. Things have happened to us along the way. However, people would run screaming from us if we unburdened everything to them after our first introduction. If we find people interesting, we will ask them questions about how…
The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, I will explain the seven critical elements of a great book. What are the elements of a great book? I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing. I would never have been…
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