Writing Tips from Amanda Patterson

William Goldman’s 10 Commandments On Writing

Novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter, William Goldman (born 12 August 1931) has become a writing legend over a career spanning fifty years. His novels include Marathon Man, and The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film. He won two Academy Awards for the screenplays,…

5 Things Beatrix Potter Can Teach You About Writing

Beatrix Potter was a popular English author, illustrator, and natural scientist. She was famous for her children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Here are five things writers can learn about writing from the author's own words: 'There is…

10 Ways To Be More Concise When You Write

Don’t Write To Impress. Write To Communicate.  When you write for business, your readers are not interested in your big words, your flamboyant wordplay, and your tortuous sentence structure. They want you to communicate with them.  Concise writing is always better in business. It is more…

Mary Karr’s Memoir Checklist To Stave Off Dread

Mary Karr is an American poet, essayist and memoirist. She is well known for her best-selling books, Lit, Cherry, and The Liars’ Club. She published The Art of Memoir in 2015. In the book, she includes 'An Incomplete Checklist To Stave Off Dread'. She says: "Writers hate…

How To Use A SWOT Analysis In Your Business Writing

SWOT analysis is a business writing tool for auditing our organisation and its environment. It helps us to focus on internal and external factors that affect our businesses. Before we think of proposing a project or reporting on results, we should have the answers to the…

Perfect Scene Templates To Help You Plot Your Book

Over the past four weeks, I have written about mastering scenes and sequels. I have covered the basics of scenes and sequels, the anatomy of a scene, and the anatomy of a sequel. In today's post, I have included two templates to help you plot these…

Writing Advice From The World’s Most Famous Authors

Over the years, Writers Write has featured many posts about the advice famous writers give. I've put all of these pearls of wisdom together in one bumper post. Enjoy. 6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing How To Become A Writer – The…
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