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We all have read popular books of the most famous writers. But do you know how those masterpieces were created? What were those specific features and habits of our beloved authors? Find the most interesting peculiarities of authors’ ways of writing!read more
A golden arch to a magical world.
The smug, newly-painted door to a neat suburban house.
A mysterious wooden door in the side of a hill.
Doorways can have a key significance in writing, because the act of passing through a doorway is more than the move from one place to another; it can also be the change from one state to another. The hidden door under the ivy in The Secret Garden, the wardrobe door in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the tiny door in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland all make the most of this possibility.read more
Ten years of writing experience have given me Paranoia.
Don’t worry – I’m talking about my first novel, not my mental state!
It’s been quite an experience, and I’ve learned a lot of useful stuff along the way.
If you’re just getting started writing your novel, here are my top tips:read more
Now that Spring is here, it’s time to freshen up your writing with our April Writing Prompts. If you don’t know what to do with them, take a look at this guide first. We suggest you allow at least ten minutes for the first one, twenty minutes for the second one. If you’re enjoying these writing prompts, please share them with a friend – it should be quite interesting to see how different their results are from yours! 1. Fool; Like a sparrow 2. Darkness; The best intentions 3. Herald; None left 4. Apple; After all these years 5....read more
“I was gobsmacked! There was my son, the cheeky monkey, ferreting around in my bedroom, happy as a sandboy! Well, he was off like a shot and disappeared in a puff of smoke before I could get my claws into him. Ooh! He’s dug a hole for himself this time, the little devil. I’ve got enough on my plate without this!” Similes and metaphors are not just writing techniques; we use them in our speech every day without thinking about them. Why? Because they can give a stronger image or a more exact description. If you say...read more
Want to give your poetry more sparkle? Try creating a diamanté poem. A diamanté is a diamond-shaped poem with seven lines in a simple structure – and it’s fun to write! Diamantés are simple for a beginner to try, while more experienced writers can make the form more challenging by including a clever twist in meaning from the first line to the last, adding an element of surprise to the poem. I’ve created two examples for you: tiger deceptive, languid stretching, rolling, yawning mouthful of ivory daggers crouching, waiting,...read more
You can’t quite put your finger on it. You’ve finished your writing, but it doesn’t feel finished. Sure, it says what you wanted to say, but it’s… kinda flabby. Uninspiring. Dull. Sprinkle some zest into your writing by using the five senses: Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste and Touch. Sight There’s no need to describe everything that can be seen, but a few details of the setting can convey a vivid image to your readers. Take time to choose the best words for the job. There was a small gate across the path...read more
Time for another set of inspiring ideas for writing! Remember, if you don’t know how to use them, read this first. We suggest you allow at least ten minutes for the first one, twenty minutes for the second one. If you’re enjoying these writing prompts, please share them with a friend – it should be quite interesting to see how different their results are from yours! 1. Letters; Gold dust 2. Beginning; One second from disaster 3. Pillow; A special relationship 4. Mass; The end of the matter 5. Trust; A work of art 6. Fresh;...read more
If you’re struggling to get readers for your blog, why not turn it into a box of chocolates? There are about 152 million blogs on the internet. Many lie empty and abandoned after a few dull posts about the blogger’s life, which were only read by their mother and her cat, Henry. Will yours be next? If your blog is going to be successful, you need to be more than a just-good-enough writer – you need to be a great writer. And your blog needs to have something deliciously exciting about it which makes people long for your next...read more
Here’s a quiz question: If you’re writing a poem, how many of these lines rhyme properly with line 1? I walked along the road today The day was bright and sunny And saw a rabbit hopping away And had a drink at a café It was a warm and sunny day And noticed that I’d lost my way Scroll down to see the answer when you’re ready! How many did you find? It’s not as easy as it looks! Definitely wrong. ‘Sunny’ doesn’t rhyme with ‘day’. Rhymes, but the...read more