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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

Top 5 books for learning how to write »

Top 5 books for learning how to write

Sometimes it is easier to feel motivated and inspired to write a story when you have an idea of where to start. That is why books guiding the writer on how to compose a great piece of work are great for starting and completing that novel, short story, or poem. Here is a review of the top five books on how to write, which are sure to develop your

Writing exercises to get your creative juices flowing »

Writing exercises to get your creative juices flowing

Many of us want to write but find the challenge of starting a short story or novel daunting. It might be because of fear or a lack of ideas. However, you don’t have to start with a whole chunk of writing. Instead you can start with some smaller exercises which will help you develop some ideas and make you play with words, rather than be scared

Five steps to follow in writing a novel »

Five steps to follow in writing a novel

Writing a book is no easy task, it is a complex process which involves planning, discipline, and time. Writing your first book can get tricky because it is not always obvious where you should start from. Here are five steps you can follow when writing your book. 1.       Plan your book It’s tricky to decide exactly what you want to

Writing and Discipline »

Writing and Discipline

"The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him." – Roald Dahl Anyone who is a writer, or aiming to be a writer, will know that discipline is probably the hardest part of writing. We are always full of justifications, excuses and the most tragic of them

Poetry Writing Tips »

Poetry Writing Tips

With poetry, finding your voice and getting it down on paper can seem an impossible task. You may be working with the medium in order to express yourself, to explore hidden facets of your personality. All well and good. But if you can’t learn to shape this torrential subject matter it’ll probably end up as nonsense, not verse. I bet you want

Poetry basics to get you started »

Poetry basics to get you started

If you’re a poet you’ve probably heard of meter and rhyme – even toddlers know about rhyme – but you might not know exactly how they work. If you’re just toying with the idea of poetry, knowing about meter and rhyme might help you establish your style. Meter Meter measures rhythm by emphasis on syllables – stressed and unstressed

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