Writing a Manuscript

Suggestions for writers interested in all forms and genres

We assume you have stumbled upon our website for one reason: you are interested in writing. These pages address the writing processes, which do vary by form and genre. A novel, a play, a software manual, and a screenplay are different; they require different approaches creatively and mechanically.

Throughout the writing process, mechanics and audience expectations are important. A great play might be a rather dull movie, while car chases are a bit difficult to produce on a stage. Novels can span decades or centuries, while a short story must quickly develop characters and tell a story. No two forms of writing are the same and few writers are good at multiple forms.

Writing Topics


Fun with Language


Elements of Stories

The Small Parts
Bigger Parts

Business Writing


Genre Specifics

Teaching Writing

We have created additional pages for teachers of writing within the Teaching section of this website. There is also a Workshop section for writers interested in various creative writing exercises.


Any citation referring to the Tameri Guide for Writers site must name both editors. 

Schnelbach, S. and Wyatt, C. ( 28 November, 2013 ). Tameri Guide for Writers. [Online]. Available WWW: http://www.tameri.com
Schnelbach, S. and Wyatt, C. “Tameri Guide for Writers.” 28 November, 2013 . Online. Internet. [Date Printed]. Available WWW: http://www.tameri.com

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Writer: C. S. Wyatt
Updated: 05-Jun-2015
Editor: S. D. Schnelbach