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 writers do their thing.…

5 Effective Mystery Writing Prompts for Creative Writers

The joy of mystery writing is the license for creativity that it allows. Why then, you might wonder, would you need a selection of mystery writing prompts? Well, even if you’d prefer to come up with a premise all by yourself, there are still a number of elements a novel must have in order to truly be classed as a “mystery”.…

How to Write a Crime Novel: The Editor’s Guide

Crime novels are incredibly popular, but this popularity makes it a very competitive genre for new writers trying to make their mark. Given this, you might be wondering how to write a crime novel that will actually stand out?…

The 8 Best Writers’ Networking Websites in 2016

FictionautGoodreadsWriters-NetworkBook-in-a-WeekWritersCafeZoetropeABCtalesWriter’s Digest forumFurther Help   Networking with fellow writers is crucial for a number of reasons. Aside from helping you to make contacts in the industry, it’s also a means of getting constructive feedback that will help you to hone your craft.…
The Perfect Villain

Creating the Perfect Villain

We believe that the reason writing is so unique is the fact that the rules and structure used are determined solely by the writer. Therefore, creating any character in a book – whether villain or hero – based on a formulaic set of characteristics is a fundamentally flawed strategy.…