Writing Trivia

How Long Does It Take To Read Popular Books?

There are few things more enjoyable than sitting down with an incredible book. The real word fades away as you immerse yourself in a new adventure. Unfortunately, our literary escapes can only last so long-- reality and obligations inevitably get in the way. So what's…

The Writing Retreats Of 13 Famous Authors

We have always been fascinated by writers. We want to know about their jobs before they became writers, their writing tools, their rejections, their addictions, their habits, their pets, and their homes. We want to know where they they sleep, how they write, and where they…

5 Tips For Writing Vivid Fiction From Edgar Allan Poe

'How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings!' ~Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic. He was one of the first American short story writers. He is known as the inventor of the…

27 Inspiring Gift Ideas For Writers (& Readers)

Most of the writers we've met love coffee (or tea), cats, and rainy weather. Real books ground them, and being surrounded by pens and pencils and paper makes them feel safe. They love word play, ideas, sentences that are properly constructed, and sentences that have…

37 Fictional Drugs And Substances – Infographic

If anyone offers you Moloko Plus or Morphling, you'll know to say no after you read this infographic of fictional drugs and substances. Source: J.Adler and Associates If you enjoyed this infographic, look at these: 12 Common Writing Mistakes Bloggers Make 7 Simple Ways To Generate New…

200 Ways To Say ‘Good’

Does the overuse of the word 'good' annoy you? Good weather, good movies, good music, good life, good this, good that… Are you looking for words that convey what you mean more effectively? If you are, you may find this infographic to be helpful. Infographic created by…

Which Shakespeare Play Should You See?

Created in 2013, Good Tickle Brain is the world's foremost (and very possibly only) stick figure Shakespeare webcomic. Mya Gosling, the creator of Good Tickle Brain says: "My father introduced me to Shakespeare when I was eight or nine years old, and I've been addicted…

18 Beautiful Words With No English Equivalent

Source: Grammar CheckIf you want to improve your business writing, join us for The Plain Language Programme. If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg.  If you enjoyed this post, read: The Science Behind Writing Drunk And Editing Sober How Long Did It Take…

e.e. cummings – on being nobody-but-yourself

Edward Estlin Cummings, known as e.e. cummings (born 14 October 1894, and died 3 September 1962) was an American poet, painter, essayist, and playwright. His work includes more than 900 poems, several plays and essays, numerous drawings, sketches, and paintings, as well as two novels. He…
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