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Here you’ll find our latest articles, news and updates from the world of literature and writing.

The information shared on this blog has been designed to complement the training, tools, tips and techniques you’ll discover inside our award-winning online courses and offer you continued support in your journey to becoming a successful writer!

Thinking about Theme

Thinking about Theme

Research has found that reading to children helps to shape their understanding of the world. It’s no surprise that many parents seek out stories that deliver helpful lessons through theme.

Sparking Creativity with Short Stories

Sparking Creativity with Short Stories

The more you write, the more you edit, and the more you look out for ideas, the better you get. Luckily, there’s the perfect format for you; short stories!

Top Tips for Getting Young Writers Inspired!

Top Tips for Getting Young Writers Inspired!

We get a lot of questions about writing, but one that appears time and time again is ‘how can we encourage young writers?’. Keep reading to discover how you can help any young writers (or old) to fall in love with writing again!

Retellings in Romance

Retellings in Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Let’s explore some of our favourite mythological figures of love who are ready to be retold.

Why Write Young Adult Fiction?

Why Write Young Adult Fiction?

First loves, first heartbreak, first rejection, first success; teenage years are shaped by revelation, rebellion and self-discovery. Here are some great reasons to read and write young adult fiction.

Once Upon a Time: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales

Fairytales have endured for generations, but writing your own can be daunting. Read on to discover how you can create your own ‘happily ever after’ with your very own fractured fairytale!

Food for Thought; Helpful Hints for Writing about Thanksgiving!

Food for Thought; Helpful Hints for Writing about Thanksgiving!

Food for Thought; Helpful Hints for Writing about Thanksgiving!The new year is fast approaching, and you may already be itching to get that tree up. But, there’s still one day of celebration we can’t forget about; Thanksgiving! Just like Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving is a celebration unique to a few...

Welcome to Write Romance Fiction!

Welcome to Write Romance Fiction!

So, are you ready to be a romance writer You’ve taken the most important step, but besides putting pen to paper, here are our five top tips for making the most of your brand new writing course.

Descriptive Storytelling Tips for Bonfire Night

Descriptive Storytelling Tips for Bonfire Night

In the United Kingdom, the 5th of November marks Bonfire. It’s a uniquely British celebration full of fireside smells, delicious cinder toffee, an autumnal nip in the air and spectacular firework displays up and down the land.

Abracadabra! 10 Wicked Children’s Stories about Witches

Abracadabra! 10 Wicked Children’s Stories about Witches

There’s something special about witches. With their trusty familiars, pointy hats and capacity for amazing feats, they are certainly fun to write and just as much fun to read! Let us put a spell on you as we count down our top 10 children’s stories about witches!

Essential Tips for Structuring Children’s Fiction

Essential Tips for Structuring Children’s Fiction

A story can have an amazing cast of characters or fantastic plot, but it still falls apart because the structure isn’t there. Read on to find out how you can structure your children’s fiction like a pro.

Why Children Read Books

Why Children Read Books

As a children’s writer it is important to look closely at why children read. If you are going to write for children you have to appreciate why children bother to read for pleasure.

Discover the secrets to successful stories

Almost everyone says ‘one day, I’ll write a book’, but for so many people, ‘one day’ never arrives.

Whether you struggle to find the time in a busy schedule or can’t find the words to put your amazing ideas to paper, it’s so difficult to know where to begin.

That’s why Write Academy is jam-packed with practical, imaginative and engaging guidance that will fill any writer with confidence.

With our help, you’ll soon be on your way to your very own happily ever after.

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