Seven tips for writing good story

Seven tips for writing good story

Story, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment. Here are some tips on what to do in order to attract people to your story – and to beguile them too: 1. Begin with an intriguing or a dramatic or a suspenseful introduction. 2. Make … Continue reading

The Secret of Story

The Secret of Story

Stories drive us. They inspire us to vote for politicians. They make sense of our world – and ourselves. They help us make decisions about our own existence. On November 8 and 9, we will be telling stories to inspire you. Our Secret of Story weekend in Parkview, Johannesburg will give you a creative injection … Continue reading

Man Booker Special Offer

Man Booker Special Offer

*** MAN BOOKER SPECIAL OFFER *** Sign up for the Allaboutwriting Creative Writing Course starting on 21 January in Johannesburg and receive all six of the novels short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, courtesy of Love Books and Allaboutwriting The course is designed to provide you with the skills set and the encouragement every writer … Continue reading

How to write well

How to write well

- Jo-Anne Richards Set a deadline, create guidelines, and everybody will find themselves able to write– usually rather well. It’s a sweeping statement, but it occurred to me again this weekend at our workshop among the red hibiscus and fever trees of the Lowveld. Oh, you’ll say, that’s what it was. It was the stimulating … Continue reading

On bad writing

Originally posted on mandycollinswriter:
There’s some writing advice I’ve been dispensing often of late, and it’s this: write badly. Odd, I know, from someone who writes for a living and coaches other writers, but it’s the best way to overcome that “Aaaaaaargh! I’ll never get this damn thing written!” feeling. Without wanting to brag, I’m…

Power of Writing course special offer

Power of Writing course special offer

  JOZI BOOK FAIR SPECIAL OFFER Pay only R 375 instead of the normal price of R 750 if you book and pay for the course before 30 September 2014! This four module introductory online creative writing course encourages participants to express themselves confidently by mastering the essential skills of creative writing. Who will benefit? Anyone … Continue reading

ParkWords – Parkview Literary Festival

ParkWords – Parkview Literary Festival

Heritage Day – Wednesday 24 September 2014 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview – 10h00 to 17h00 – All Welcome LITERARY PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 10.00 11.30 14.00 15.30 Perfect Cup Foyer Weber House * JOURNALISMIs the media the real opposition in SA politics?Indra de Lanerole,Anton Harber, Justice Malala andJessica Pitchford on the actual state of the nation JOHANNESBURGThe City … Continue reading