Six Reasons to Use a Pseudonym or Fake Name as a Creative Writer

Many writers of fiction, plays, screenplays and poetry struggle with whether they should use an author pseudonym instead of their real name when writing.  While there is a trend towards using real names in social media in order to promote more responsible postings on the internet, there are some very Read more…

QAnon and Creative Writing: How to Write Conspiracy Stories

Writers of fiction, plays, and screenplays should be aware of the rich tradition of story telling that is centred around conspiracy. The QAnon movement took America by storm, demonstrating again the public’s obsession with tales of conspiracy and intrigue. Remember, a conspiracy is just a secret plan between two or Read more…

Didactic or Didacticism in Creative Writing Explained with Examples, and How to Avoid it

So you’ve been told that your play, poetry, novel, or screenplay has moments that are didactic, and you want to get rid of this! This article will explain what this phrase means, and give you some literary techniques to overcome it.  What Does Didactic Mean?  Generally it has a pejorative Read more…

What they Teach in Creative Writing Courses

Letter Review believes that creative writing courses are absolutely worthwhile. It’s best to go into them understanding the types of things you will learn, and how a creative writing qualification can be turned into career opportunities! Authors, playwrights, and screenwriters can all benefit!  Workshops Lots of creative writing courses are Read more…