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29 Ways To Write About Happiness

29 Ways To Write About Happiness

One of our most popular posts on Writers Write is 37 Ways To Write About Anger. We thought we would look at interesting ways to write about other emotions this year, including fear and happiness. How do we write about happiness in an authentic way? Happiness…
32 Ways To Write About Fear

32 Ways To Write About Fear

One of our most popular posts on Writers Write is 37 Ways To Write About Anger. We thought we would look at interesting ways to write about other emotions, including happiness and fear. How do we write about fear in an authentic way? Fear is a…
Harnessing The Power Of Time In Your Storytelling

Harnessing The Power Of Time In Your Storytelling

About a month ago, riding the train home from work, I looked up and through the window, the sky was low and turning to a dirty purple twilight. Just before the train and all her tired and distracted passengers started the final narrow stretch to…
Give Light The Time Of Day In Your Story

Give Light The Time Of Day In Your Story

How do you use light in your story? Maybe it’s something you write instinctively; perhaps you haven’t given it much thought. Light comes into your story in many ways – and if you use it consciously, it can improve your novel or story. From first…
5 Visual Techniques To Bring Your Story To Life

5 Visual Techniques To Bring Your Story To Life

We often ‘see’ our stories in our imagination – how a scene plays out, the weather outside our heroine’s window, face of our antagonist. But, sometimes it helps to use visual techniques to help us write our stories, novels or screenplays.  These can help you…
5 Secret Tricks To Make Your Writing Stronger

5 Secret Tricks To Make Your Writing Stronger

Great writing ‘pops’. It comes alive in the reader’s imagination. It sounds authentic. We believe what we’re reading – the characters become real, as does the setting, the descriptions. Over the years, I’ve collected some advice from talents much greater than mine.  I call them…
Has technology changed the way we write fiction?

Has Technology Changed The Way We Write Modern Fiction?

Has technology changed the way we write fiction? Just this weekend, I was reading a novel set in the 80s. The character was making a call on the courtesy phone aboard the Concorde before it took off. ‘Hang on a minute,’ I thought. ‘Sadly, we…
Colour Your Writing With Synaesthesia

Colour Your Writing With Synaesthesia

A rare medical condition, synaesthesia is what happens when someone experiences two or more of the senses when, in fact, only one sense or sensation is being experienced. People with this condition ‘taste’ words, ‘see’ sounds or scents, and even ‘hear’ colours. For these people,…
How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories

How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories

‘Show, don’t tell’ is good advice for any writer, but even more so for a short story writer. The limited word count means our writing has to work harder. We really need to pack a punch. Here’s how: 1.  Express emotion as action: 2.  Choose…
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