Famous Authors Series – Roald Dahl

‘Famous Authors Series – Roald Dahl’ is our second post profiling famous authors. Best known for his hugely popular children’s books, Roald Dahl was a British author who was born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1916 to immigrant Norwegian parents. He died in Oxford, England in 1990. The themes of his children’s books are usually unsentimental []

Famous Authors Series – Katherine Mansfield

This is the beginning of a series of posts about the lives of famous authors. Just how ‘regular’ these turn out to be will depend on other content I have to post, but let’s kick off today with the Famous Authors Series – Katherine Mansfield. Katherine Mansfield was a New Zealand author who lived only []

Clichés, Dead Metaphors and some Alternatives

In a recent blog, we looked at clichés and overused (or dead) metaphors and their origins (see https://editors4you.com.au/cliches-and-overused-metaphors/). In this blog we look at the same topic, but with a twist – clichés, dead metaphors and some alternatives. As mentioned in the above blog, clichés and overused metaphors can negatively affect the impact of your []

How Can Writer Coaching Help Me?

Whether or not you have read the previous blogs on writer coaching (see links at end), you may still be asking yourself, how can writer coaching help me personally? I thought it would be helpful to tell you some stories (anonymously, of course) about several clients I’ve worked with, their reason for wanting coaching, and []

WRITERS CONNECT! Issue 32

Welcome to the Writers Connect! Newsletter Writing is a human experience. It’s about connection with everyone and everything around us. We understand you’re busy. So the newsletter usually has just four or five main items of content. A brief but satisfying read. In this issue: Write Here, Right Now: Writing Competitions Word of the Day. []

Clichés and Overused Metaphors

We read and hear clichés and overused metaphors all the time, in books, movies and in our own daily speech. We use them because they help paint a more vivid picture for readers, movie-goers and listeners. However, clichés and overused metaphors in writing can dull the impact of a passage. This week’s blog focuses on []

WRITERS CONNECT! Issue 31

Writers Connect Issue 31 is the fortnightly newsletter produced by editors4you. It contains writing competitions and inspiration quotations.

Common Redundant Phrases and How to Avoid Them

Avoid redundant phrases in your writing

WRITERS CONNECT! Issue 30

Welcome to the Writers Connect! Newsletter Writing is a human experience. It’s about connection with everyone and everything around us. We understand you’re busy. So the newsletter usually has just four or five main items of content. A brief but satisfying read. In this issue: Write Here, Right Now: Writing Competitions Word of the Day. []

First Person and Third Person Points of View

Using first person and third person points of view means writing from the ‘I’ or the ‘we’ perspective (first person), or from the ‘he’/‘she’/‘it’/‘they’ perspective (third person). Our blog at the end of July delved into writing from second person point of view (see https://editors4you.com.au/writing-from-second-person-point-of-view/). This time, we focus on first person and third person []

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