The Ultimate Flowchart for Finding Your Next Book

Ah, summertime (in the northern hemisphere at least!). That blissfully balmy time of year where school’s out, vacations are scheduled, and the beach beckons. Sunshine and family make great company, but something there’s nothing better than diving into a rich, immersive story. The only thing between you and enjoying a great read is the leap… Read more »

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The Science Behind Writing Drunk and Editing Sober (Infographic)

Ernest Hemingway’s famous advice was to “write drunk, edit sober”. Alcohol and writing certainly have a reputation as bedfellows, with famed authors David Foster Wallace, Edgar Allan Poe, Truman Capote, and Hemingway himself, being heavy drinkers. In truth, Hemingway probably never said that famous line which has been attributed to him for all these years…. Read more »

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13 Authors Who Hit the Big Time (After They Died)

If you’re a writer, it’s likely you’ve spent at least a few minutes fantasising about what it would be like to see your work skyrocket to the top of the bestseller lists around the world. In reality, though, many (if not most) of the world’s most talented writers never find conventional success or even get… Read more »

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A Better Australia Scholarship Winner 2016

The Expert Editor would like to congratulate Nathan Anderson from the University of Notre Dame for winning the A Better Australia Scholarship prize for 2016. We loved his entry because it’s a topical issue which had some great practical ideas. You can read his entry below. “Healthy Soil, Healthy Australians” “The health of our soil… Read more »

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100 Editing and Proofreading Tips for Writers

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Editing and proofreading are vital for producing great writing. But where should you look? What should you change? As the most comprehensive editing and proofreading list on the Web, this list provides 100 tips to self-edit your work into professional shape. The term editing covers a wide range of practices, from restructuring whole documents to… Read more »

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14 Ways Reading Improves Your Mind and Body (Infographic)

As any avid book reader can tell you, immersing yourself in a great book can make your brain come alive. It sounds romantic, but science is now proving this to be true. When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more… Read more »

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The Surprising Day Jobs of 20 Famous Writers (Infographic)

Making a full time living as a writer is no easy task, even for the most prolific and talented scribblers. Many a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author slogged away at a miserable day or night job for years to make ends meet before the world got wind of their genius. Some authors spent their… Read more »

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The Top 55 Apps for Writers in 2016

Modern technology has made writing more complicated than it should be at times. After all, Ernest Hemingway did his business without complaining about a PDF file that won’t convert or poor Wi-Fi. But with a little bit of guidance and some help from the very same technology, the writing process can be as simple as the days of… Read more »

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2015 Scholarship Winner

The Expert Editor would like to congratulate Heidi-May Mcrenolyds from Sydney University for winning the 2015 A Better Australia Scholarship Program. She has been awarded $1000 to help her implement change in how Australia deals with mental illness.  Here is her entry. “It’s all in your head” As a nursing student with an interest in mental health and… Read more »

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The 101 Best Websites For ESL Students in 2016

The Internet is full of resources for English language learners at the university level. However, the problem lies in which material is valuable and which isn’t. Like with any topic, the internet’s a mix bag. There’s amazing materials for ESL students and also material that could prove detrimental to your learning. If you’re heading off to… Read more »

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