By MANDY COLLINS A friend sent me a link to an article in the Harvard Business Review  the other day. A new study had found that firms further from the US wrote more clearly than those within the US, and the article explored why this ‘home bias’ should exist. It’s an interesting read, and you … Continue reading

Bloody Book Week Masterclass

Bloody Book Week Masterclass

There are fabulous events all over Johannesburg during Bloody Book Week – brainchild of Jenny Crwys-Williams. Allaboutwriting will be giving a masterclass with Deon Meyer, Peter James and Amanda Coetzee. To book contact Jade on 076 780 6383 or at bookings@jennyandco.co.za. We hope to see you there. Click here for full details of all the events. 6 … Continue reading

Monday Motivation: The acute eye

Monday Motivation: The acute eye

-Richard Beynon There are two elements involved in accurate description. First, as Mrs Beeton was reputed to have said, you have to catch your hare. In other words, you have to identify the detail that you wish to describe. This is not as easy as it sounds. Imagine that, in a stroke or two, you … Continue reading

Edit, change, rewrite and improve

Edit, change, rewrite and improve

 - Mandy Collins I hate to rain on your parade, but there’s something I need to tell you: about 90% of writing is in the rewriting. In fact, let me try that again. “rain on your parade” is such a cliché. There’s something I need to tell you: about 90% of writing is in the … Continue reading