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 []

WRITERS CONNECT! Issue 29

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. []

In Medias Res and the Three-Act Structure

In medias res and the three-act structure are two common narrative techniques used in storytelling. This may be in novels, screenplays or poetry. This blog focuses on these two techniques, and how you could incorporate them into your work while avoiding a few common mistakes. In Medias Res Firstly, let’s take a look at in []

Writing from Second Person Point of View

Writing from second person point of view means when you directly address the reader – using ‘you’. In this blog, we’re focusing on fiction writing. Using second person has the effect of drawing the reader more closely into the story. It transforms them into one of the book’s characters. As the narrator, you may also []

WRITERS CONNECT! Issue 27

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. []

Avoid Common Mistakes in Your Writing

If you know what to look for, you can avoid common mistakes in your writing. Apart from the personal satisfaction you’ll gain by knowing what to watch out for, you will likely reduce the amount of editing that needs to be done once you submit your manuscript for editorial work. What follows does not pretend []

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