Writing Tips from Amanda Patterson

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…
A Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Write Minutes

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

What are the minutes of a meeting and how do you write them? This post will tell you everything you need to know.  Minutes are the official written record of a meeting. Any individual in attendance at a meeting can keep minutes. This person must…
5 Ways To Tell If Your Backstory Is Getting In The Way Of Your Book

Is Your Backstory A Threat To Your Book?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how backstory should be seen as the scar tissue of your book. It is necessary. It will always be there, but we don't need to explain it until the reader wants to know about it, or needs to…
3 Easy Ways To Improve SEO For Your Blog

3 Easy Ways To Improve SEO For Your Blog

Well done. You've created your blog or website. You've chosen a fabulous template that suits your blog's story. Your formatting looks awesome. Your content matches your 'About Us' page. You've checked that your links to social media platforms are working. You know that there are millions of…
2,646 views