Category: Writing


He said, she said: dialogue issues

Advice for reviewing dialogue by MaryLee MacDonald Practical advice on dialogue by Jennie Nash The narrating characters will control the tone and flow of the story, and, in large part, decide whether or not...


Writing advice – achieving perfection

Every sentence must do one of two things: reveal character or advance the action.KURT VONNEGUT#amwriting #fiction — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) 16 January 2017 I’ve found the best way 2 revise your own work...


Who you should write for

Never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.ROD SERLING #screenwriting #writing — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) March 12, 2017 If you write to impress it will always...


Vocab development

Made me think of Ying Yang When you have to make a choice, and every choice is a bad one, it’s called a zugzwang. — Fact (@Fact) January 16, 2017 Yup, there’s even a...



Prologues: what are they and how did they originate? Some more on prologues. A very useful post. Why not to have a prologue. Thanks Pablo for the image


More reading and writing

Sundari Vankatraman on the importance of reading Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Ray Bradbury #amwriting #writing — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 Writing feels different every...


Writer’s voice

When you write your own story, your only responsibility is to sound like yourself. #amwriting #writerslife #writing — Holden Sheppard (@V8Sheppard) 1 February 2017 “You have to learn to write from the very...


On reading and writing

Unlocking worlds: a reading companion for book lovers by Sally Allen. This review by Fictionophile has won me over. (Thanks to Robbie Cheadle for bringing it to my attention). If u want to be...


Description – stretch yourself

“Remember that all description is an opinion about the world…” #writing #writingadvice — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) 10 February 2017 Open up. Don’t write from a platonic mindset. Get intimate with your work. #amwriting


Odd words

Here are some more words to enhance your vocabulary and consider builidng into your writing. I can just see a story evolving using all three of these… Soteriophobia is a psychological condition which causes...