The Ultimate Flowchart for Finding Your Next Book

Posted 13 Jun 2017, by

Brendan Brown

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

Brendan Brown

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 ...Read More

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

Posted 02 Mar 2017, by

Brendan Brown

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

Brendan Brown

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

14 Ways Reading Improves Your Mind and Body (Infographic)

Posted 27 Nov 2016, by

Brendan Brown

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 ...Read More

The Surprising Day Jobs of 20 Famous Writers (Infographic)

Posted 26 Apr 2016, by

Brendan Brown

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 ...Read More