June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'. A number events
As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives It is hard to believe that this piece is still
A workout for a part of the brain tied to empathy By Ann Lukits People who read a lot of fiction are known to have stronger social skills than nonfiction readers or nonreaders. A new study suggests that
For many employees, writing at work is nearly as worrisome as public speaking. Maybe your proposals fall flat or you dread penning quarterly reports. Perhaps you sweat over emails, only to have the recipients
Last time, I talked about how to give your writing more impact by using nouns and verbs that represent objects and actions in the real world. It works because what moves us is emotion, and emotion is physical.
One of the worst mistakes I ever made as a green novelist was to ignore the advice of editors and friends who told me certain manuscripts needed overhauling. One of the worst mistakes I ever made as a
From red herrings to maguffins to double identities, Knightley and Son author Rohan Gavin shares the secrets of writing great detective stories I love detective novels because, like a favourite dish, always