Writing Tips from Amanda Patterson

The Power Of The Premise In Fiction

The Power Of The Premise In Fiction

A premise in fiction is a brief statement that has been revealed in a story. Do you need one in your story? General Definition: An assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory. You can write without a premise, but it…
7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

7 Ways To Create Suspense In Your Memoir

[This excerpt is from our Secrets of a Memoirist course.] "Memoir... may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction." ~William Zinsser Even Memoirs Need Suspense Suspense is not conflict. Suspense means keeping readers on the…
All About Parts Of Speech

All About Parts Of Speech

Two years ago, we ran a series called Grammar for Beginners. We included parts of speech in it. For today's post, we have included links to all the parts of speech in one post. What Are Parts Of Speech? In language, parts of speech are…
The State Of The Internet In 2018

The State Of The Internet In 2018

Do you realise how important the internet is to you and your business in 2018? Writers Write now generates more than 90% of its business through social media channels and its blog. This is not a surprise. Have a look at the state of the internet…
How To Define Your Character's Narrative

How To Define Your Character’s Narrative

To define your character's narrative, you need to discover the WHY. What is a narrative? A narrative is a story.  It is the way in which we present a situation or series of events that reflects a specific point of view, which comes with its own…
The A-Z Of Blogging

The A-Z Of Blogging

The blogging life can be rewarding if you're determined to make a success of it. While it is hard work, it's also good to remember to have fun while you're doing it. I've put together a list of important things to think about when you…
Dear Writer

Dear Writer: Advice For Beginner Authors

Before you write a book, read this letter from the founder of Writers Write. We hope it inspires you. Dear Writer Every person I have ever met wants to write a book, or at least, have someone write their story for them. Most of us…
A Writing Secret Everyone Forgets

A Writing Secret Everyone Forgets

Write To Your Strengths It’s important to find out what you’re good at when you write. Your style generally informs this. Here are some examples: If you have an irreverent, informal style, you will be good at writing comedy. If you have a crisp, no-nonsense…
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