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My Journey to Publication: Leona Deakin

At The Writers’ Academy, we really enjoy seeing how our courses help in boosting the careers of writers. Leona Deakin, who joined us on the...

27 Apr 2018 7m to read

15 Best Writing Competitions That You Can Enter and Win

If you’ve been looking for writing competitions, then you’ve probably come across several giant lists of contests, prizes and awards,...

18 Apr 2018 10m to read

A Handy Guide to the Most Common Themes in Literature

  ‘In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme.’ – John Steinbeck https://t.co/SI0a6bv22p — The...

6 Jan 2018 8m to read

Choosing Between The 12 Most Popular Writing Apps

When we asked the students on our creative writing courses what they considered to be the best writing apps, we didn’t really expect it to...

20 Dec 2017 8m to read

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

How much do you know about literary devices? Brush up with our beginner's guide and breakdown of the most popular literary...

7 Aug 2017 8m to read

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. Writers on our courses often...

30 Jun 2017 7m to read

15 Bookstores That Every Reading Addict Should Know About

Jerry Seinfeld once famously said that bookstores are one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. He was absolutely...

19 Apr 2017 10m to read

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...

14 Apr 2017 14m to read

25 Best Libraries in the World – The Writers’ Academy Guide

What separates the best libraries in the world from your average neighborhood public library? In some cases it might be a spectacularly designed...

22 Mar 2017 14m to read

10 Fascinating Made-Up Languages in Literary Fiction and TV

There’s a long and proud history of made-up languages (or ‘conlang’ – meaning constructed language) in works of fiction....

3 Mar 2017 9m to read

20 Best Literary Festivals Around the World That You Should Attend

There are so many literary festivals taking place around the globe that finding the best ones might seem like an impossible task. Luckily for you,...

10 Feb 2017 11m to read

15 Top Creative Writing Blogs That Are Actually Helpful

If you’re reading this, you’ve noticed the huge amount of creative writing blogs out there today. And unfortunately, many are pretty...

22 Dec 2016 9m to read

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