Category: Fiction Writing

Weekly Writing Prompts #3

Your protagonist wakes with something unusual in their pocket. What is it? Where did it come from and how did it get there? Does your protagonist remember? Where does this exploration lead your character - can it be a journey into their makings as well as where this foreign object …

J.K. Rowling’s Secret

J.K Rowling has been unmasked as the "former military police officer, with a wife and two children” by the name of Robert Galbraith. The supposed ‘debut’ novel of crime fiction, The Cuckoo’s Calling has been described as “perfectly decent, but quiet,” with editors unable to determine a unique selling point for an …

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – Review

Stedman’s debut novel The Light Between Oceans is a refreshingly honest and heart-wrenching work that is sure to stay with you weeks after finishing it. It tells the story of war hero-turned-lighthouse keeper Tom, and his young, feisty wife Isabel, on the tiny, fictitious island of Janus Rock. Between the Great Southern …

Weekly Writing Prompts #2

Explore a psychological aspect of your main character through a small action. Do they pick up a drink and put it back down without taking a sip? Do they go to get something from the cupboard and forget why they’re there? Explorations like these are the perfect example of the …

Weekly Writing Prompts #1

Ever need an extra push with your writing? Writer's Edit is dedicated to helping you get there. Check out the first of our weekly writing prompts below and get started! If you’re working on an ongoing fiction project: Take a small instance or moment within your story - make it …

Some Inspiration from Julian Barnes

Are you aspiring to write great literature? Wondering what the classics are all about? Check out the snippet below from Julian Barnes' 'The Sense of an Ending' to see what his characters think about it. Do you share the same fear? This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn’t …