It isn’t all rhyming and sonnets. Fin. But seriously, there’s this perception kicking about that poetry is super dull, cryptic, stuffed with elite vocabulary, and requires at least one ‘O’ or ‘thou’ to count as a proper poem. This is certainly what I thought I’d be writing when I got to uni, after having had… Continue reading Things I wish I’d known when I started Writing Poetry | Guest Article by Summer Young
If you are running low on creative motivation, these Ted Talks will help lift you up and get your pen going in no time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXG0tb1Zxw "Have you ever seen or experienced something and wished you spoke up? Writer Sakinah Hofler makes the case for writing as a tool to help you process difficult memories and… Continue reading 5 Inspiring Ted Talks for Writers
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.H.P. Lovecraft, ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature’ http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/shil.aspx Now we have the obligatory Lovecraft quote out of the way, we can get on with figuring out what the hell horror really is. At least I… Continue reading What is Horror? | Guest Article by Gavin Gardiner
Forever Grammar is a series on Forever Endeavour which will iron out all of your grammar woes. It will ensure your writing is spick and span, to match the brilliant ideas you have, and boost your confidence. We will cover everything from the basics of punctuation to the common errors in spelling. If you have… Continue reading Apostrophe Rules | Forever Grammar Pt. 4
A story told through the voices of various characters is a sure-fire way to capture different plots and different personalities in the same narrative, while engaging and exciting your readers. Here are the different ways that you can dance between the different voices in your narrative. Alternative Chapters You can switch between two (or more… Continue reading 3 Ways to Manage Multiple Narrators
One of the questions faced by writers is which point of view to write from. You may not realise there are more options than just straightforward first or third person, and this post will explain the difference between the various points of view you may write or read. First person First person point of view… Continue reading Different Points of View in Writing explained
Applying and understanding character archetypes to your writing is an important part of creating a story and being a writer. This article will explain what archetypes are, what they mean to writers and some examples you can use in your own writing. An archetype is a typical example of something, be it a person, place… Continue reading What are Archetypes?