5 Things Writers Can Learn From Reading Fairy Tales

5 Things Writers Can Learn From Reading Fairy Tales

The simple structure, clear elements, and unadorned style of fairy tales are something all writers can learn from. After all, fairy tales have passed the test of time. They engage readers (or listeners) exactly because their simplicity makes for dynamic

9 Simple Activities To Inspire Your Writing

As a writer, it’s easy to feel like you’ve completely exhausted all your ideas when you need to be creative all the time. The good news is, you can never run out of creativity! As John Steinbeck once said, “Ideas are like

The 10 Commandments Of A (Functional) Writers’ Group

Writing can be a lonely craft – solitary hours turning into months as the writer navigates plot and wrangles characters. This is an essential part of the process. But every now and then it might be useful – even advisable

The Complete Guide To Bullet Journaling For Writers

You may have seen the terms ‘bullet journal’ or even #bujo floating around lately. Bullet journaling is a hugely popular method of organising, documenting and reflecting on your day-to-day life. It’s a customisable combination of journal, diary, notebook, to-do list –

How Word Sprints Will Help You Win NaNoWriMo This Year

For those about to start NaNoWriMo – we salute you! In fact, we’ll even join you! We’ve got some fantastic writing exercises planned for October and November, to help you (and everyone else writing as per usual) to get a

How To Navigate Genres and Subgenres

Ultimate Guide: How To Navigate Genres and Subgenres Like A Pro

Genre, as a literary category, is defined by the content, tone or technique within a text. Pinpointing the genre of your novel is an essential part of the writing and publishing process. It shapes everything from your writing process, as

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Book Review: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Australian writer Timothy Cootes provides us with an insightful review of 'And the Mountains Echoed'...


The Plight of the Modern Author: Publishing, Social Media and Risks

Founding Editor Helen Scheuerer examines the challenges modern authors face when it comes to books and publication.


The Essential NaNoWriMo Survival Guide

Are you keen to write 50,000 words in a month? Here's your must-read survival guide...

The Top 3 Short Stories by Franz Kafka

Well-known to be one of the best short story writers of his century, Franz Kafka turns up in school curriculums and must-read lists often – and for good reason. His stories border between realism and the wacky in ways that