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.… ...
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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 bad websites than good.… ...
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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.… ...
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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 about the ridiculous amount of apps and software aimed at helping ...
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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 GardeMore Literary ‘Bests’ Jerry Seinfeld once famously said that bookstores are one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.… ...
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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 world of publishing, this is something that those in the industry ...
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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 LibraryLibrary and Archives CanadaJimmy Carter Library and MuseumNational Library of AustraliaJohn F.… ...
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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 will settle for a few made-up words here and there to give their fictional world an air of authenticity, others go ...
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