Wattpad: Tips & Tricks to Getting Noticed
By Sarah Gates Wattpad.com is a part book distributor, part social platform with over forty million users. Anyone can upload a story or become a reader, accessing over 100 million stories on their phone, tablet or computer. Stories are serialised and updated chapter-by-chapter. It’s used by writers of all levels, from young writers trying their […]
Applying for a grant? Read these tips first!
Applying for a grant? Our Director, Sarah Tooth, gives her top tips for a writing a successful grant: Include EVERYTHING but ONLY THE THINGS that they ask for. For example, if they ask for three pages of writing, don’t submit zero pages and don’t submit ten pages. Just submit three pages. Great support materials are […]
Flash Fiction Tips
How does flash fiction make you a better writer? By its very nature, it requires your writing to be the tightest it possibly can be. Your writing has to be stripped down to the bare minimum whilst still presenting a gripping story that will remain with a reader for a long time to come. Don’t […]
Five Short Story Writing Tips
David Chapple shares his top five short story writing tips: 1. For me plot is usually just an excuse to push a character around. If you develop a good, three dimensional character the plot often writes itself. 2. A character doesn’t have to be sympathetic to be engaging. If they want something enough a reader […]