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Best Writing Advice: Show Me

BY KRISTIN HOYT My numb, icy fingers grasp the frozen metal handle. Whoosh! A burst of warmth wraps around me like a familiar hug as

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The Best Writing Tip: Cut with a Razor

BY AMELIA RAY Don’t ask me where but once I read that Keith Richards reportedly has a unique songwriting approach. Supposedly, he writes down every

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Gina Van Staden, Graduate at The Writers College

‘N Onderhoud Met Oud-Student, Gina Van Staden

In 2016 slaag Gina van Staden die SA Writers College Tydksrifjoernalistieke kursus met onderskeiding. Haar alomvattende kreatiwiteit laat haar paadjie in baie verskillende rigtings kronkel – van skilder en

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Q & A with Award-winning Novelists

Q & A with award-winning Authors Alex Smith and Tania Hutley: Getting Started as a Creative Writer

Discover answers to burning questions about creative writing:

How to find time to write on top of a day job • How to fire up creativity • How to get over rejection by publishers • The importance of a writing buddy or writers’ circle • How to get published for the first time • The value of self-publishing • Submitting to agents and publishers worldwide • Does the increasing popularity of audiobooks affect the way you write? • What to do if you keep getting work rejected • Is it realistic to be a full-time writer? • How much do you write for your reader and genre? • How to get past the first page/chapter • How much plotting and planning is required • Should you use Scrivener? • Top writing tip for aspiring writers

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Q & A's with Award-winning Authors and Tutors

Creative Writing Course tutor at The Writers College Andrew Salmon

A Writer’s Inner Workings: Andrew Salomon

Andrew Salomon is the author of  the novels The Chrysalis (Oxford University Press) and Tokoloshe Song (Random House Umuzi). His writing was shortlisted for the Terry Pratchett First

Helen Brain, Tutor at The Writers College

Spotlight On Author Helen Brain

Helen Brain is the author of 30 books for children, an adult memoir and many short stories. In 1998 she won an ATKV award for

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Spotlight On Author Lisa Lazarus

Lisa Lazarus is a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, including Men’s Health, Femina, Psychologies, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Femina, Healthy Pregnancy and the Mail &

Karen Jeynes, Tutor at The Writers College

Spotlight On Karen Jeynes – By Kyle Keegan

Karen Jeynes is a well-known, award-winning playwright whose work includes “Laying Blame”, “sky too big”, “Don’t Mention Sex”, “Kiss Kiss”, “The Happy Factory”, “I’ll Have

Rosemary Hepozden Grammar for Writers tutor at The Writers College

Spotlight On Rosemary Hepözden

Rosemary Hepözden has three decades of editing, writing and teaching experience. She is the author of three nonfiction books, and has a fourth book due

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The Way We Ask

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Thirty Tools For Writers

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Writing Tips from Around the World

These essays on writing are written by writers from around the globe. Read the best writing advice that they have ever received.

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Playwriting 101

By EWING EUGENE BALDWIN I had ruined my voice touring for three years in a bus and truck company of Jesus Christ Superstar. I had

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Best Writing Advice: Show Me

BY KRISTIN HOYT My numb, icy fingers grasp the frozen metal handle. Whoosh! A burst of warmth wraps around me like a familiar hug as

Writing is like baseball

Writing Is a Game for Optimists

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” This piece of wisdom came from an American baseball player long deceased.

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The Only Failing is Never Trying!

By Helen Aitchison Our lives are riddled with self-doubt. Some more than others. We worry, analyse and focus on the negative. ‘I can’t do it!’

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Travel Writing Advice

8 Essential Apps To Boost Your Travel Writing Career

Anyone can share their travel stories on the Web. However, it is the quality of your writing, editing and photos that distinguish a professional from the run-of-the-mill tourist.


Here are eight apps to help you become the most efficient digital nomad.

Why Locals Know Best In Travel Writing

Take your travel blogging from one-dimensional personal accounts to stories interwoven with local perspectives and authentic insights. Unless you’re in the Arctic Circle and harp

Travel Writing From Home

Overseas adventures face an uncertain future after the COVID-19 pandemic. ANDREW EARL-PEACOCK explores ways you can keep your inner wanderer satisfied while staying local. “Travel

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Copyright Confusion?

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Copyright Q & A For Journalists

What Is Copyright? Copyright law protects the works of artists, and prevents others from publishing, profiting from or proffering an original creative work as if

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How to Keep Writing

On Procrastination

What Stops You from Writing?

Fear, self-doubt, procrastination, waiting for perfect conditions – there are so many reasons why we put off getting started on our writing dreams.

At The Writers College, we help writers reach their goals, by encouraging a daily writing routine and removing the doubts from the writing process.

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