Category: Writing



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

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 single day. Some days you just roll....


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...


Drafts – how tedious

Every author I speak to complains about rewrites and working through drafts. My author self does too, although to be honest, it can sometimes be quite a cathartic process – but that might be...


The Power of Books

People like me write because otherwise we are pretty inarticulate. William Trevor #amwriting #writing — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) November 17, 2016 Thanks to Pablo for image


Why write?

#WilliamFaulkner #amwriting #poetry #quote #inspiration — TheWritingReader (@WritingReader) 15 January 2017 F Scott Fitzgerald says: “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” Hans...


Writing Inspiration

It’s as though something is in the air – while I was looking at the one, so the other came through. Is inspiration contagious? I know how Kathleen Bates would respond to this experience....