Writing Tips from Amanda Patterson

5 Storytelling Tips For Speech Writers To Remember

5 Storytelling Tips For Speech Writers To Remember

We know that people are more likely to remember a story than they are likely to remember information. So, we need to put information in stories. This is important if you are writing a presentation or a speech. The classic structure of a speech is…
Colour Your Website

Colour Your Website

Choose A Colour That Suits Your Brand There are many things to think about when you create a website. One of the most important is the look and feel you want to create. How the website looks affects the person visiting it. Suggested reading: Does Your…
9 Useful Character Questionnaires For Writers

9 Useful Character Questionnaires For Writers

Writers want to create characters readers will remember. We want our readers to empathise with them and to be able to think about them as real people - even if the story is set in another dimension. Character questionnaires help writers. We don’t want to…
A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Write Memos

A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Write Memos

Business memos are written to an entire office. Memos inform staff of office and procedural changes that apply to a large group of people. Eight Tips For Writing Good Memos A memo is not as formal as a written letter. The tone is usually friendly…
7 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Writers

7 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Writers

Introverts are often teased for being quiet and wanting to be alone. They are seen as being reserved, but the truth is that they prefer to conserve their energy for meaningful interactions with people who matter to them. According to Allison Abrams, introverts  'are not…
How To Use Trigger Words When You Write

How To Use Trigger Words When You Write

What are trigger words? A trigger word is: 'a word that initiates a process or course of action' Trigger words are an essential tool for writers to understand and to use. Words are powerful and the more skilled you are at using them, the more effective…

The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats

Writers and cats have always shared a special bond. Alison Nastasi has written a book about the behind-the-scenes stories of Writers and Their Cats, which reminded me of my thoughts on the subject. There is a long recorded history of the love writers have for their cats. In…
Why You Need To Read More Books

Why You Need To Read More Books

Readers are obsessed with books. They love the look, feel, and smell of them. But is a reading habit really good for you? The answer is a resounding yes. We should read for the following 10 good reasons. 10 Good Reasons To Read More Books…
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