January, 2012

5 Elements of a Good Story »

5 Elements of a Good Story

Storytelling power is one of the most important aspects of being a good writer. Everyone is a storyteller; ever since the beginning of mankind people have been telling tales through carvings, legends, novels, films, etc. We also tell and hear stories every day. A good story has the ability to keep readers captured and unable to put the book

Writing tips from authors »

Writing tips from authors

The best advice on writing you can ever receive is from a writer, someone who knows the industry, with all the positives and negatives, like the back of their hand. So here is a list of some of the best advice from some of the best in the business. Elmore Leonard Leonard says that you should never start off a book by discussing the weather,

How to write for a newspaper »

How to write for a newspaper

Journalistic writing greatly differs from any other form of writing. Before you can even start writing a report or article, you need to ask questions. The primary questions that need to be are the 5Ws and 1H: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. The answers to these will ensure you have all the necessary information to write a detailed and

How to develop your writing style »

How to develop your writing style

Every writer has his or her own unique way of writing. Your writing style is your signature way of expressing yourself. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to writing styles. The best way to develop your style is to let it come naturally by making writing an every day activity. However, there are some basic style tips that you can keep in