The Writers Initiative has setup a new course that will teach you how to quickly and efficiently setup your own website. It goes without saying that in the modern-day world a huge amount of communication and information is provided from the internet and accessed through mobile devices and desktop PCs. By staking a space forContinue reading Build a WordPress.Com Website – A central online hub for you as a writer
on Writing Forward: There’s a lot of confusion about that and which. These two words are often used interchangeably, even though they’re not necessarily interchangeable. Historically, that and which may have carried the same meaning, and some English dialects may allow for that and which to be swapped without affecting the meaning of a sentence. […]Continue reading Grammar Rules: That and Which – by Melissa Donovan…
As a student, there’s no denying that writing is one of the most important skills you have. Sure, you know how to write; but do you know how to write well, especially in an academic setting? Regardless of what field you major in, you’ll almost always be required to write an academic paper at some […]Continue reading 4 Ways to Improve Academic Writing Skills — EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS
The delicious smell of baked bread, with a wisp of oregano, filled the air while I waited for my dinner at Caffe Gondola, a local Italian restaurant. The lighting was dimmed, and a sip of red wine had left a deep rich taste tangling on my tongue. To the side of me a few feetContinue reading Six actions to focus your mind and reduce distractions from your mobile phone…
An original short story by Chris J Mitchell Noah lies back on the shop’s glass counter. His shoulder blades press against the cold, hard surface and he stares up at the polystyrene ceiling tiles. They are old, turning brown and covered in a thin layer of dirt that has built up over the years. ThereContinue reading Escape or Die Trying (Short Story)
Author of The Witcher Novel Series: An Introduction Sapkowski claims to have written his first short story, The Witcher, just to enter a competition ran by the Polish sci-fi and fantasy magazine, Fantastyka. Considering this, it is perhaps with a touch of good fortune it came third, but luckily for his fans, the story he wrote on aContinue reading Andrzej Sapkowski and The Witcher Saga!
I did a short online course on ancient and rare Japanese books a couple of years ago and it had an excellent exercise where people shared what was the oldest book in their home. You can see the posts by clicking here (it can take a few moments to load the page). The oldest book I hadContinue reading What is the oldest book in your home?
I was deep in the woods at this point and the trees were casting a cold shadow over the ground. I was wondering if it was time to turn back as my stroll was turning into something far more strenuous than I had planned. Still, I kept on for I felt something inside of meContinue reading A Mysterious Find (Short Story)
Listed below are five simple examples of showing rather than telling. Number one is telling and number two is showing. If you wish to read more of the concept of show, don’t tell please see – here. He was cross. His face flushed red and his eyes were wide open. It was cold. White vapour exuded from herContinue reading Show, don’t tell examples
M. R. James: “Two ingredients most valuable in the concocting of a ghost story are the atmosphere and the nicely managed crescendo.… Let us, then, be introduced to the actors in a placid way; let us see them going about their ordinary business, undisturbed by forebodings, pleased with their surroundings; and into this calm environment letContinue reading “Turn the monsters loose”