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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…
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: How To Show And Not Tell In…

What Writers Can Learn From The Coolest Podcasts On The Web

I love listening to podcasts and they are great for improving your writing. I have written about listening and using a series like Serial  before. It is a must-listen for crime writers. It’s fascinating to hear how she breaks down the investigation and pulls apart the…
7 Awesome Foreshadowing Tips For Fiction Writers

7 Awesome Foreshadowing Tips For Fiction Writers

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS Foreshadowing is a literary device that can be used to create expectation with readers. It is a preparation tool. You let your reader know something is going to happen without giving the story away. You can create a sombre or ominous tone by foreshadowing.…
How To Show Character Development Through Body Language

How To Show Character Development Through Body Language

Amy Cuddy, a social scientist, presented a Body Language TED talk in 2012. She speaks about how your posture can change your mindset. When I wrote this, it had already been viewed more than 27 million times. Clearly she has something to say. We give so…
5 Simple Ways To Describe Characters

5 Simple Ways To Describe Characters

I have included five ways that you can describe characters in this post. Three involve interior characterisation and two, exterior characterisation. If you use all five when you write, you will have three-dimensional characters. 5 Ways To Describe Characters Interior Characterisation  This involves showing, or…

Is There Merit In Telling And Not Showing?

A Woman Of Steel Danielle Steel has written 94 novels, 17 children’s books, four works of non-fiction, and a book of poetry. She is published in 43 countries in 69 languages. She has sold 650 million copies of her books. Each one – each one,…
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