Stephen King on why he keeps writing:
“The major job is still to entertain people. Joyland really took off for me when the old guy who owns the place says, ‘Never forget, we sell fun.’ That’s what we’re supposed to do—writers, filmmakers, all of us. That’s why they let us stay in the playground.”
Read the full Parade magazine interview with Stephen King here.
In the end, there isn’t a right way to write.
A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!
The Writers Helpers’ are holding their first ever competition! We are really excited to announce this and hope you are excited too. This should be great fun and fantastic practice for all of you.
Competition: A short story under 5000 words that includes three sentences from a selection the admins provide.
1st: Writing published on blog and promoted
AND you will receive a custom TWH composition book and handwritten mail from the admins!
2nd and 3rd: Writing published on blog and promoted
The competition opens on the 5th of May and closes on the 26th of May. The winners will be announced on the 31st of May.
- Your submission must be under 5000 words
- Your submission must include three sentences from the selection the admins provide.
- The sentences you include need to be in bold so we can see you’ve included them.
- It can be any type of fiction but please make us aware of any triggers before we read.
- Submissions must be sent through our email to email@example.com
If you have any questions about the competition and how to submit please send us an ask.
The sentences are beneath the read more. Good luck to all that enter, lets make this amazing!
look what we have here
i have legitimately never laughed harder and for as long in my entire life
I dislike the naming of Xbox One. First off, ‘One’ is over used (HTC One vs HTC One X vs, HTC One X+, etc.) and can cause quite a confusion when trying to differentiate your product from others over the years. Granted, ‘X’ is over used too in almost every industry in the world.
When trying to…
Some words on names
Staff Pick: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
“The author really does know how to write for children: in other words, he writes of what he himself delights in and so pleases without any effort both young and old.” —The Nation
“This book is both silvery present and golden retrospect. All that is tedious and sullen and deceptive vanishes in its sunniness as clouds vanish in the tempered air of a summer day… We think that the book will last, too, from edition unto edition.” —Saturday Review
“There is plenty of excitement, a little danger, a quality of thinking, planning and fun which is delightful and stimulating.” —Times Literary Supplement
This is by far one of the best and most perfect children’s books I have ever read. It is realistic while having an element of fantasy(imagination), and it speaks to exactly what I wanted to do when I was a child. I eagerly await the day my nieces and nephews will be old enough to enjoy it with me.
Each character in a scene needs a goal. Obviously the main character’s goal is the most important, but every character should be aiming for something, and those goals should be acted on and in doing so affect one another.
This doesn’t just refer to the protagonist/antagonist relationship, it should be true of all characters in a scene.
lord of the rings meme: seven locations [5/7] → “Such was the virtue of the land of Rivendell that soon all fear and anxiety was lifted from their minds. The future, good or ill, was not forgotten, but ceased to have any power over the present. Health and hope grew strong in them, and they were content with each good day as it came, taking pleasure in every meal, and in every word and song.”