Writing Tips from Amanda Patterson

Why We Need To Put It In Writing

Why We Need To Put It In Writing

Do you dread these questions? 'Do you have a record of it?' 'Can you remember what was said?' If you are asked these questions in a business (or any other) environment, can you answer ‘yes’? If you can’t, you need to learn how to put…
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…
7 Really Good Reasons To Write A Memoir

7 Really Good Reasons To Write A Memoir

Why write a memoir? If you have made a decision to write about your life, you have decided to write a memoir. Memoir isn’t the summary of a life; it’s a window into a life, very much like a photograph in its selective composition. It…
The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2018

The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2018

At the beginning of the year we have a tradition of posting our Top 42 Writing Posts from the previous year. (There was no special reason for the number 42 in 2013 when we started, but we’ve kept up the tradition since then.) These were the posts you…
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…
The Power Of The Premise In Fiction

Why You Need A 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…
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…
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