The Bookshelves of 18 Extraordinary People (Infographic)

Posted 01 Aug 2017, by

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What do Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, The Duchess of Cambridge and Noam Chomsky all have in common? Apart from being extraordinarily successful, they love to read. While research studies have long confirmed that reading is an important neurological activity that can strengthen the brain and improve wellbeing, the reading ...Read More

The Ultimate Flowchart for Finding Your Next Book

Posted 13 Jun 2017, by

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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 ...Read More

The Science Behind Writing Drunk and Editing Sober (Infographic)

Posted 01 Jun 2017, by

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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 ...Read More

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

Posted 02 Mar 2017, by

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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 ...Read More

A Better Australia Scholarship Winner 2016

Posted 25 Jan 2017, by

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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 ...Read More

100 Editing and Proofreading Tips for Writers

Posted 15 Jan 2017, by

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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 ...Read More