Literary Devices: What They Are & a List of the Most Common Examples

Here at The Writers’ Academy we’re always working with writers to help them improve their technique, and understanding how to make proper use of literary devices is a big part of that. 'Fantasy is probably the oldest literary device … ...
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Freelance Writing Jobs: Top 10 Sites Where You Can Get Paid to Write

Anyone who has spent time looking for paid freelance writing jobs online will know the pain of regular disappointment. The sad truth is that when it comes to reliable places that will pay for your writing, there are more … ...
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A Handy Guide to the Most Common Themes in Literature

Any experienced writer will tell you that literary themes can be varied and complex – but there are some themes in literature that appear so often they’re now instantly identifiable. 'In every bit of honest writing in the world, … ...
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Choosing Between The 12 Most Popular Writing Apps

When we decided our next blog would attempt to narrow down the best writing apps, we didn’t really expect it to spark an office-wide debate. But that’s exactly happened here at Writers’ Academy HQ, which probably says a lot … ...
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15 Bookstores That Every Reading Addict Should Know About

Shakespeare and CompanyThe Last BookstoreLivraria LelloCafebreria el PenduloStrand BookstoreAtlantis BooksLibreria BardonBart’s BooksWord on the Water10 Corso ComoMartinusOne Dollar Book SwapThe American Book CenterParnassus BooksLibrairie Avant … ...
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Book Cover Design: A Case Study of Penguin Books

Every design project starts with a brief, and when it comes to book cover design, there is no better resource than the book itself. We’ve all been warned not to judge a book by its cover, but in the … ...
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25 Best Libraries in the World – The Writers’ Academy Guide

Library of CongressBiblioteca VasconcelosBritish LibraryInternet ArchiveBoston Public LibraryBiblioteca Nacional do Brasil Little Free LibraryOslo Public LibraryBiblioteca Nacional de España Huntington LibraryState Library of New South WalesNew York Public LibraryBodleian Library… ...
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10 Fascinating Made-Up Languages in Literary Fiction and TV

NewspeakDothrakiR’lyehianParseltongueManganiKlingonNadsatLapineSyldavianElvish How to Create Your Own Made-Up Language There’s a long and proud history of made-up languages (or ‘conlang’ – meaning constructed language) in works of fiction. While some writers … ...
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