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10 Things To Look Out For When Line Editing by Adriana Bielkova
Posted by Adriana Bielkova in .

This is one of our most popular posts, but, as our archive is so huge, we know articles can get lost – so here are some vital tips for anyone intending...

Converting Words into Money: Getting Paid to Write by Danielle Ward
Posted by Danielle Ward in , .

In a world where artificial intelligence is out to automate all laborious and repeatable tasks, creativity becomes one of the most invaluable skills to possess for humans. Writers, in spite...

TV Treatments – What to Write About (Part 2 of 2) by...
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

One from the archives: this second part of Caren Kennedy’s articles on TV Treatments is visited again and again by our readers. When thinking about possible ideas for a television...

TV Treatments – What They Are and Why You Need One (Part...
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

One from the archives: this is by far one of the most popular articles on Writing.ie. You don’t need me to tell you television is a vast and growing market....

Building a Character Arc: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

This week I’d like to go into an important aspect of writing, who your story is about: the characters. As much as you need to take care with your setting...

Critical Analysis: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

I’ve been writing for a long time and if there’s one skill that has served me best out of everything I’ve learned, it’s critical analysis. Literary criticism is the study...

Flash Fiction: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Flash Fiction is something I’ve been trying out a little on my Patreon. It’s a form of storytelling involving extremely condensed action and narrative. Often it won’t even have a...

Figuring Out Genre by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

One of the first things any writer should work out is what genre they want to write in. Not only does it help with querying to agents and publishers, since...

Improving Readability by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

It’s one of the most important parts of writing, yet it’s so basic that many might overlook it in their efforts to become better writers. Readability affects every aspect of...

Writing Workshops: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Writing isn’t easy. There are few degree-level courses you can take in it, and it can be difficult to nail down objective skills that will make one a ‘good writer,’...