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Writers Abroad Blog · 3d ago

This Week – June 19th 2017

This week – Angela has posted a very helpful blog on the subtleties of revealing character.  If we are too heavy handed we bore and disappoint the reader, too ambiguous and they end up frust...
Writers Abroad Blog · 5d ago

Who Stole the Rubber Ducky?

Many years ago when I had just moved to the Netherlands and was struggling to learn Dutch and getting to grips with its harsh, guttural sounds, a fellow student revealed to me that she ...
Writers Abroad Blog · 1W ago

This week – June 12th 2017

  This Week on WA   Another active week for members of WA.   Diane has posted a thought provoking blog leading into three main elements of a novel to give the reader the stuff that really ma...
Writers Abroad Blog · 1W ago

Step Off The Beaten Track

Readers often approach novels within particular genres with preconceived ideas about what are appropriate plots and settings for these books. This can be limiting for writers who want to try...
Writers Abroad Blog · 2W ago

This Week: 5th June, 2017

Can't believe we're into June already! It's hard to maintain some kind of sense of perspective with all the atrocities that have gone on in Manchester and London but I watched the concert la...
Writers Abroad Blog · 2W ago

Coming to your senses

I find it hard enough to think of a topic when it’s my turn to write the weekly blog post. It’s even harder today in the aftermath of yet more terrorist attacks in London and Kabul. In the e...
Writers Abroad Blog · 3W ago

Organisation of writing

  Superbly Safe Storage System?   From the moment I understood the alphabet I loved books. At school English was my favourite subject and I was ranked in the top three out of the class. As a...
Writers Abroad Blog · 3W ago

This week 29th May 2017

First of all – thank you, Jo for the great new look to the site. I love it—I hope everyone else does as well. Issue 6 of the magazine is now live and looks fabulous. Thank you to everyone wh...
Writers Abroad Blog · 1M ago

This Week 22nd May 2017

This is a very important week for Writers Abroad as Issue 6 of our online magazine will be published on May 26th. It is full of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and even a ...
Writers Abroad Blog · 1M ago

Growing as a writer

GROWING IN WRITING The first time ever I wrote in a diary, I became aware of how the act of putting one’s thoughts on paper has a healing power all of its own. I didn’t grow up wanting to be...